The Magic of Manual Therapy / Hands On Treatment at Camarillo Physical Therapy

What is special about Camarillo Physical Therapy are the physical therapists trained in different manual therapy techniques. Our therapists regularly take courses in joint mobilization techniques, myofascial release and soft tissue mobilization procedures. We are passionate about our hands on techniques and believe in healing patients with our hands. Breaking down old scar tissue, reducing inflammation , increasing range of motion and reduction in pain levels are only some of the benefits of hands on treatment. Come and see for yourself what the magic of manual therapy is all about!

Rocking the Lunge

A stationary/static lunge is a very powerful exercise to strengthen your legs, lower body, and core. It does not have to be super difficult. It can be a low lunge, high lunge, or you may start with a half kneel if the other two are not possible. Feel a lift from your pelvic floor and pull your core/belly in during this position.

Do NOT collapse into the position, instead, rise against gravity. Imagine that both inner thighs are moving towards each other.

HALF KNEEL – Make sure to keep the foot flat on your back leg

Healing Damaged Tissues

Whenever we are injured, the healing power of human body kicks in. Tissues become inflamed which brings body immune cells and rebuilding cells to the affected area. A scar is formed, and the skin and muscles are not as mobile as it was before, but it has repaired. With physical therapy we can assist this healing process with either appropriate movement and sometimes even supportive bracing. This holds true for acute or chronic or sports injuries.