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The Basics of Functional Manual Physical Therapy November 8, 2017

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The Basics of Functional Manual Physical Therapy, Manhattan, New York

Physical therapy is a practice that uses various techniques to help improve someone’s physical capabilities, relieve pain, or recover from an injury. One such method used by reputable professionals is functional manual therapy. Before you head in for your first appointment, understand what this branch of treatment is and why it may be the right choice for you.

A Guide to Functional Manual Therapy

What Is It?

Functional manual therapy was developed by Gregory and Vicky Johnson, two physical therapists at the Institute of Physical Art. The treatment is centered around three core structures: mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control.

physical therapyThe mechanical pillar looks at the mobility of all the different parts of the body, such as ligaments and tendons, and how each component affects the whole. The neuromuscular pillar concerns itself with the connection between the brain and the muscles, and how that bond affects your ability to move. The final component, motor control, relates to how all the different parts coordinate and work together for success.

Why Does It Work?

Functional manual therapy is unique because no other discipline addresses all three of these structures together. The goal of this treatment is not to target individual concerns of the patient. Instead, the training gives the patient the mobility, mechanical control, and neuromuscular control to boost their strength, endurance, and range of motion in all aspects of performance.


While functional manual therapy is an effective treatment, ultimately, a professional should decide the most appropriate remedy. Contact MVMT Physical Therapy in New York City at (646) 430-5717 to schedule a manual physical therapy consultation. Their staff provides expert one-on-one treatment for a variety of conditions, including sports injuries and musculoskeletal disorders. Visit them online for more information on their services, and like them on Facebook for more expert health advice.

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