Discover Your Personalized Physical Therapy Solution

Our mission at Manual Therapy Specialists is to do one thing: help you relieve pain and restore full movement to your body. To do this, we provide highly personalized service and customized solutions. We know you weren’t made by a cookie cutter and chances are a cookie-cutter solution isn’t right for you either.

The first step in the physical therapy process is to understand where your pain is coming from. We perform a full assessment before ever starting treatment, to make sure you get the exact treatment to get better.

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How we help at Manual Therapy Specialists in Fairfield, CT

  • Are you a high-performance athlete looking to improve your game?
  • Do you need to build your strength to get more out of life?
  • Are you recovering from an injury or illness?
  • Do you want to become healthier and prevent future problems?

We help our patients feel better in their bodies.

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We offer a variety of physical therapy services including:

Aerobic Activities

Aerobic Activities

Exercise can improve mobility, help prevent cardiovascular disease and type two diabetes, and restore normal function post-injury or surgery. There are two types of exercises we use: passive (such as a controlled stretch) and active, where patients do the exercise with their own strength.

Dry Needling

Dry needling

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that requires a certification to perform. This technique revolves around needles and trigger points for pain relief. The needles are placed into the skin to cease and relieve pain which helps alleviate muscle tightness and spasms to decrease recovery times.

Edema control (Dropsy)

Edema control (Dropsy)

Edema control, or dropsy therapy, is a method of reducing the amount of liquid in the patient’s body. Edema control is achieved when the patient is moving around and not sedentary so the extra fluid can migrate from the patient’s limbs and back toward the heart.

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation also referred to as electrotherapy, is used to interrupt pain receptors around the injury to help decrease pain and make muscles contract so they develop muscle memory and re-learn how to operate.

Balance Testing

Cold Therapy

Cold therapy can be used to treat shoulder pain, joint replacements, or anywhere the patient feels stiff and tight. Cold therapy is used to decrease inflammation during the initial phase of the injury.

Floor Exercise

Floor Exercises

Exercise is important to maintain a strong and healthy body. This is especially true if you have faced any injuries or had orthopedic issues in the past. We can teach you exercises to work with your issues that you can do at home, increasing your recovery speed.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

We use manual therapy, or massage therapy, to work on specific areas of injury. It helps decrease muscle tension and pain, improve muscle circulation, and helps you relax overall.

Mobilization and Gait Training

Motion and/or Gait Training

We use motion and/or gait training to rehabilitate our patients after a joint replacement or an overuse injury. Joint mobilization helps retrain your body to give you a full range of motion after surgery. This training can also be used for patients who suffered from a stroke or another neurological issue that impacted their walking abilities.

Stabilization and Vestibular

Stabilization and/or Balance Training

Balance is essential to moving your body. Stabilization and /or balance training (Vestibular therapy) is an effective recovery technique that may help with concussions, muscle weakness, joint weakness, and improving core strength. Balance training is also very important to increase muscle strength and help avoid future falls.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound (different than diagnostic ultrasound) is an effective pain management physical therapy technique for sprains, strains, or tendonitis. We send healing ultrasound waves to areas of inflammation in the body, reducing pain and increasing mobility.

Weight Training

Weight Training

Weight training helps with osteoporosis, which is when the bone density decreases. Weight training can increase bone density to help decrease the chance of a fracture if the patient falls. Weight training also increases muscle strength, which helps balance and coordination and has been shown to aid in treatment of patients with a stroke.

We’re here to help you get the most out of life.

Don’t wait to feel better in your body!

What to Expect From Our Physical Therapy Services

We are a team of physical therapy professionals, not salespeople. Our goal is to help you understand where your pain is coming from, and create a treatment plan to restore your body to its best performance level. We never push you to do something you don’t need to do. Instead, we meet you exactly where you are and help you along your journey as much as you want us to. Here are the steps we take to meet your goals with you:

  • First Visit Evaluation

    We’ll take a full history from you of what has happened to bring you in. Then we’ll perform several passage range tests along with other specialized tests to see where exactly the pain is being triggered. Then we will perform muscle testing, range of motion tests, and posture testing to find out how these affect your mobility.
  • Treatment Plan

    After we’ve uncovered the cause of your pain and immobility, we create a set of goals and a treatment plan with you to plan out your recovery.
  • Treatment Visits

    Now the fun begins. You will visit us regularly based on the treatment plan to work on your specific needs with our team of experts. We will use a combination of our different treatment therapies to help your body heal itself. No two bodies are exactly the same, so we will reevaluate the plan at each visit to make sure you are still on track for your recovery, and give you exercises you can work on at home between visits to speed up the process.

Payment Options

We understand physical therapy can be a big investment. That’s why we offer multiple ways to pay for treatment so that you have options that fit almost any budget.

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  • Credit Cards
  • We offer affordable payment plans and packages to suit your budget.
  • We are out of network but can help to check your out of network benefits.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate explaining how much your medical care will cost.  Find out more about your rights.

We’re here to help you reconnect to life.