Our services for physical therapy in Portage/Kalamazoo is a hands-on treatment by clinicians to treat muscle aches, joint pain, and limited range of motion. It encompasses a variety of techniques including soft tissue mobilization of muscles, mobilization of nerves, specific joint mobilization, and joint manipulation.

OMPT Difference What is OMPT?

Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) is an advanced specialization of orthopedic pathology. In other words, this type of therapy is provided by physical therapists with advanced post-graduate specialization in manual therapy. Rehab Specialists has all our physical therapists and assistants manually trained and most of them certified (COMT). Orthopedic manual therapy is a hands-on one-one therapy focusing on manual mobilizations of the spine and extremities. Extensive training and education are required to specialize in OMPT, which means our practitioners uniquely focus on evaluating and correctly diagnosing the orthopedic issue. Because of this, we are able to create evidence-based treatment plans that get to the heart of the problem - and ultimately allow true healing to take place.

The most notable forms of manual therapy are:

  • Manipulation is the application of a rapid force into a joint(s). Manipulation is often associated with an audible popping sound called cavitation.
  • Mobilization is a slower, more controlled process of articular and soft-tissue stretching intended to improve joint mobility.

Manual therapy has been proven to be an important part of an overall conservative treatment plan for a variety of conditions including:

  • TMJ
  • Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Conditions
  • Cervical Spine Conditions
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Stiffness/Limited Range of Motion
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Limited Joint Range of Motion
  • Capsule Tightness
  • Postsurgical Stiffness
  • And much more!

Manual therapy is typically part of a complete treatment plan that is customized for your specific needs. Give us a call to learn how we can incorporate manual therapy into your rehabilitation program.