Below is a detailed list of several treatment techniques and assessment tools that I utilize in daily practice in both Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy. Scroll over each photo to learn more about the name, style, purpose and goals of each specific technique and assessment.

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High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA)

High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) Thrust Technique, or joint manipulations/adjustments, are quick and short end-range (Grade V) joint mobilizations aimed to restore joint play or a desirable gap between articulating surfaces. An audible pop or cavitation may occur, however is not necessary to obtain a positive treatment effect.