• Jared Eickhoff

    Jared Eickhoff

    Class of 2016
    Paynesville, MN
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jared's Bio:
    I graduated from CSS with a degree in Exercise Physiology. Now I'm in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program here. I love the active environment this school has, which makes for a great experience especially in a major like my own. Coming to this school has been one of the best decisions of my life. Not only is the school a perfect fit, the city of Duluth is so active and alive all the time, which made the selection of St. Scholastica even easier. I have made so many amazing experiences here that I cannot imagine going to any other school.

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

Manual Therapy

So there are a lot of different types of interventions (ways to treat patients) when it comes to PT. Quite a few people are turning to manual therapy, which is where the PT will manually apply a force (with or without assistance via instruments) onto the patient’s problem area in hopes that some sort of long term tissue change will occur. Some examples are massage, mobilizations, manipulations, IASTM, MET, you get the point…THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF MANUAL THERAPY TECHNIQUES OUT THERE! Anyways, as a medical professional, PTs want to be current with up to date research, and interestingly enough there is not a lot of support out there for some of the newer manual therapy techniques. This article sums up nicely what the research shows:






Now, this is not to say that people should stray away from using manual therapy in PT. It is a very valuable tool to have in the toolbox. My viewpoint on it, just as all the other interventions and tools we use in therapy, is that you must use clinical judgement when choosing to use certain interventions. Massage, hot pack, and ultrasound is not going to work on everybody (basically nobody…insert old school PT pun here). Just something to keep in mind when browsing interventions tough in school!

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