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  • Dr. Mark Freund

Manual Therapy: The Different Types, Forms, and Techniques

Updated: Sep 10, 2020

Manual therapy isn’t just the stereotypical picture of a spa day with soothing music. It’s therapy aimed at relieving pain and symptoms in the muscles, spine, and back. At Natural Care Chiropractic, located in Lindenhurst, IL., Dr. Mark J. Freund and Dr. Nicole Gopaul offer a variety of manual therapy techniques and practices.

Depending on your pain and symptoms, different forms of manual therapy will be recommended to you. Not all patients symptoms are the same. This requires us to work with you to create a custom treatment plan.

Myofascial Release is a therapeutic technique involving gentle continuous pressure applied to the body. This technique does not utilize oils or machines. It’s commonly used to relieve knots that form in the back, shoulders, or neck. Myofascial Release treats swelling and pain throughout the body. Patients receive the best results when they combine Myofascial Release with other forms of therapy. Many see improvement after just one session.

Pregnancy Relief therapy helps to relieve the symptoms often associated with pregnancy. Our stretching and exercise protocols increase the function of the musculoskeletal system while eliminating pain. Our staff is trained and certified in pregnancy therapy, providing patients with increased mobility and range of motion.

Lymphatic Drainage opens the lymphatic nodes and increases the volume of the lymph flow. Within your body, lymph nodes work to destroy harmful pathogens. They are a major component of your immune system. Because of this, they can often become clogged and overrun. Our drainage therapy can help your lymph nodes run as efficiently as possible. The results are an improved immune system.

These techniques of Manual Therapy and many others are available for all eligible patients at Natural Care Chiropractic, located in Lindenhurst, IL. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark J. Freund or Dr. Nicole Gopaul, visit our request an appointment page or call 847-265-0600.

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