1: Spinal Manipulation
Spinal manipulation, or spinal manipulative therapy is the combination of moving and jolting joints, massage, exercise and physical therapy. It’s purpose is to relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation and improve nerve function.
2: Muscle Therapy
Muscle therapy is a treatment that manipulates the soft tissues of your body using different degrees or pressure and movement. Muscle therapy is generally used in conjunction with other kinds of treatments.
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a popular treatment for myofascial restriction. IASTM uses specially designed instruments to provide a mobilizing effect to scar tissue and myofascial adhesions.
The goal of spinal mobilization is to restore or enhance joint function. A provider may choose mobilization because it is patient preference, or due to a variety of other types of individual factors.