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How can manual therapy help me?

If you are experiencing increased pain and stiffening in any of your joints and muscles, manual therapy is often helpful. Patients seek out this type of physical therapy for a variety of mobility issues.

For example, you may be finding it difficult to get up from a sitting or lying position, as well as bending over, without back pain and stiffness. You may also find that your neck or shoulders “freeze” and give you pain when you pursue everyday actions such as reaching for items, or driving. In fact, debilitating pain and stiffness in muscles and joints can happen virtually anywhere on your body.

What kinds of manual therapy exist?

Manual therapy is the hands-on component of physical therapy, but there are several different sub-categories within the practice of manual therapy. Each has its own benefits, depending on what the underlying problem is. Among the most widely used are:

Soft Tissue Massage

Soft tissue mobilization, or massage, focuses on muscles, ligaments and tendons. Often if a patient hasn’t had a chance to use a set of muscles due to illness, or has been injured in that area, the tissues can become scarred, and robbed of the precious fluids that promote flexibility. Soft tissue massage focuses on limbering up these damaged areas, while promoting overall wellness.

Joint Mobilization

A “restricted joint” issue often occurs after an injury, such as falling and twisting your back, or wrenching your shoulder. The injury to the joint leads to muscle spasms and restricted movement. A skilled physical therapist practices joint mobilization movements, such as a “glide and slide” of opposing bones, in order to get the joints working properly again.

Neuromuscular Techniques

At times, muscles work themselves into abnormal states, in which the muscle’s stretch reflex has difficulty relaxing itself. To treat this, physical therapists use a technique known as “strain/counterstrain” that guides the problematic muscle into positions that are “opposite” the ones at which pain and tenderness starts. Staying in this position of slight tension helps relieve the spasms by gently pulling the muscles into the opposite direction of the reflex spasms.

Where can I get manual therapy for my pain and stiffness?

Our expert physical therapists are highly qualified to practice manual therapy. With years of specialized training, we provide gentle, hands-on therapies that address a broad range of muscle and joint conditions and injuries. This includes massage (soft tissue mobilization), joint mobilization, and neuromuscular techniques to help you feel better. Contact Us today at Sterling Heights, MI Center to schedule an appointment!

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Learn more about the services that we offer at Active Kare Physical Therapy

Active Kare Physical Therapy

43200 Dequindre Road
Suite #109
Sterling Heights, MI 48034

Mon - Fri : 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Phone: (248) 432-1618
Fax: (248) 565-3400 

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Our Reviews Speak for themselves!

As a professional dancer, I’ve worked with quite a few physical therapists over the years, and I can honestly say that Dr. Ashesh is one of the absolute best! Dr. Ashesh created a plan that was unique to me and my physical therapy goals. It was very refreshing to see how much he listened to ensure that I wasn’t just healing to function at the level that a normal adult would need, but was healing so that I could do all physical elements required of me in the dance company that I’m in. If anything happens in the future I would 100% go back to Dr. Ashesh. For anyone in need of an amazing PT, I highly recommend him!

Laura Jakowenko

Dr. Ashesh was one of the better therapist I have seen over the years due to neck and lower back surgeries on retaining mobility. He works one on one the entire time you are there. He worked on stretching my muscles for several weeks to regain mobility and then strengthen the core muscles. He is very friendly with his clients and encourages everyone to keep working on home exercise program he assembles specifically for you. He will set a goal with you at the first session which the both of you will work towards. I find him very knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend Active Kare Physical Therapist for anyone in this area. Also recommended this place to several of my local Doctors in this area.

Dennis Marwede

This is the best place you can come for Physical Therapy. Usually at all other places, one therapist will handle multiple patients, the therapist will give you an exercise, move on to the next patient and come back to you after some time. Ashesh works alone and handles one patient during one appointment slot, so you have his undivided attention all the time. And especially now, you are isolated from other patients, so it is safe also. Ashesh is a wonderful therapist, I came last year for back pain - fully resolved, and came back this year because of a shoulder injury- I fully recommend this place for anyone considering PT. It is like having a personal physician directing the exercises

Rajeevan Kattil

Dr Ashesh is the best dr ever cared for me!! He’s hands on. Very skilled smart Dr & professional. Everyday I see improvements. He does work on not only the physical aspect of care but mental motivation & positive attitude as well. I tried different therapists but I canceled my appointments with them. He’s a hard working dr & cares about his patients. He’s soul goal is to make difference in patient’s life & see positive outcomes every time you see him. I recommend this Dr %100.

Nada Bounhiza

I went to Active Kare physical therapy today for my first appointment. The office is very spacious and very open. The doctor and his team are very friendly. Dr. Ashesh took care of me very well. He did a thorough evaluation and asked a lot of questions. He took his time and did not rush. We did a series of therapies and I felt really good after. I will continue to see Dr. Ashesh. 10 stars all around. Thank You!

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Active Kare Physical Therapy

Phone: 248-432-1618
Email: info@activekarept.com

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Active Kare Physical Therapy

43200 Dequindre Road. Ste. 109

Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314

Phone: (248)432-1618

Email: info@activekarept.com

About Us

We help people suffering from aches, and pains get more active and stay active using physical therapy treatment techniques. We are on Dequindre Road, north to 19 Mile Road/Square Lake Road in Sterling Heights.

We treat Orthopedic conditions and neurological disorders. We can help you get back to your everyday life after work-related injuries or motor vehicle accidents.

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