Manual Physical Therapy Oklahoma City, Edmond & Surrounding Cities

Manual physical therapy, or orthopaedic manual therapy, encompasses any hands-on techniques used to decrease pain and improve range-of-motion and flexibility to stiff joints and muscles in any part of the body.

This type of therapy includes: mobilization, manipulation, soft tissue techniques, and muscle stretching.

Both mobilization and manipulation are key components of manual therapy as they restore the power of movement to joints & associated muscles. Come see one of our clinicians certified in manual physical therapy at one of our locations in Oklahoma and start moving again.

Manual physical therapy is based on careful examination of the patient’s movement patterns, including range of motion issues and the subsequent overcompensation that can prevent healing. Research has shown that the most effective physical therapy treatments involve a combination of customized manual therapy interventions combined with targeted exercise.

The Benefits of Manual Physical Therapy

Patients with a variety of disabilities and orthopaedic conditions may benefit from manual physical therapy. Current research confirms that manual physical therapy combined with therapeutic exercise can produce rapid pain relief and improved function in the following conditions: low-back pain, neck pain, muscle-tension headaches, hip and knee osteoarthritis, and shoulder pain.

Throughout the course of care, patients will be monitored regularly for progress and treatment plans updated accordingly.

What’s the difference between manual physical therapy and orthopaedics?

Orthopedic physical therapy is the delivery of care for individuals with disorders or dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic physical therapists are skilled in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. They are the experts in the assessment of movement and movement dysfunctions.

Manual therapy is often a component of a skilled orthopedic clinician in addition to skilled exercise prescription and specific patient education. The physical therapists at PT Central are highly skilled and trained in advanced manual therapy and go through extensive post-graduate training in order to evaluate and treat a variety of orthopedic conditions.

What does it mean to be a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)?

The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists is a professional organization of physical therapists whose mission is to promote excellence in orthopedic manual physical therapy practice, education, and research. AAOMPT Fellows pledge to 2-3 post-graduate years on advancing their skills in the areas of teaching and research. These “Fellows” have demonstrated advanced clinical, analytical, and hands-on skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal orthopedic disorders and are internationally recognized for their competence and expertise in the practice of manual physical therapy.

We are proud to say that Physical Therapy Central has 5 fellow-trained clinicians on staff, more than any other company in the state of Oklahoma. Their credentials will appear in their bios as FAAOMPT.

Free Screen on Us

We offer complimentary screens at all PT Central locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.

Our Oklahoma Manual PT Locations

We see patients throughout central Oklahoma for manual physical therapy and other treatments. PT Central’s service radius includes Oklahoma CityStillwaterShawnee, and many surrounding areas.

The path to healing might be quicker than you expect.


Here’s what some of our patients had to say

This is what every physical therapy experience is supposed to be. Hands-on. Intelligent. Caring.

five stars Allen L. PT Central Patient

PT Central has the greatest therapists! The staff is kind, welcoming, and thoughtful. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

five stars Vicki O. PT Central Patient

If you’re looking for someone caring to help get you back to normal… you must come to PT Central.

five stars Tierra G. PT Central Patient

I will always come to PT Central. If I could, I would rate it more than 5 Stars. These people deserve a higher rating.

five stars Joyan M. PT Central Patient

This is the best experience I’ve ever had. They’re extremely knowledgeable and truly care about helping people.

five stars Jake B. PT Central Patient

Reap the benefits of Manual Physical Therapy.

Schedule an appointment or call us at (866) 866-3893 to discuss more options.


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