Manual Therapy Session in West Des Moines ia

Manual Therapy Services

  • Active Myofascial Release

  • Graston Technique (IASTM)

  • Trigger Point Therapy

  • Soft Tissue Injury Management

  • Prevention of Further Injury

Manual Therapy FAQ

  1. Strategic Location: Nestled in the heart of West Des Moines, our clinic is perfectly positioned to fit into your commuting routes, whether you’re headed to or from work or home.
  2. Individualized Attention: We limit the number of clients each therapist sees, allowing for a focused approach that’s specifically adapted to your recovery needs. This means every session is finely tuned to your therapeutic requirements.
  3. Exceptional Value: Our clinic operates efficiently, with reduced overhead costs. We extend these savings to you, offering premium services at more accessible prices.
  4. Community Integration: We pride ourselves on being a proactive member of the West Des Moines community. Our clinic is more than just a treatment facility; it’s a place where lasting bonds are formed, and every patient is treated like family.
  5. Adaptable Scheduling: Understanding the pressures of modern life, we provide a variety of scheduling options to seamlessly integrate into your busy schedule, ensuring that getting the care you need never adds to your stress.

In most cases, you do not need a referral to begin manual therapy at our clinic. However, it’s always wise to check with your insurance provider regarding coverage specifics to see if a referral is necessary for reimbursement.

Our manual therapy sessions typically range from 10 to 20 minutes, focusing intensively on the affected area. This duration ensures efficient treatment without taking too much time out of your day, making each session focused and effective.

While some techniques, like deep tissue manipulation, may cause temporary discomfort, our skilled therapists are adept at adjusting their methods to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the treatment. Your well-being is our priority, and we strive to ensure each session promotes healing without undue pain.

The number of sessions needed varies widely depending on your specific condition and how you respond to treatment. We will establish a personalized treatment plan during your initial visit and adjust it as needed based on your progress and feedback.

Coverage for manual therapy varies depending on your insurance provider and plan. We recommend contacting your insurer to understand your coverage. Our staff is also available to assist with any questions you may have about insurance and payment options.

What is Manual Therapy and Its Benefits?

Manual therapy, also known as manual physical therapy, involves specialized techniques designed to treat soft tissue injuries and enhance pain management. At Ashworth Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic, we employ various forms of manual therapy, including Active Myofascial Release, Graston or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM), and Trigger Point Therapy, tailored to meet individual needs.

What is a Soft Tissue Injury?

A soft tissue injury involves damage to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and myofascia. Sprains and strains are the most common soft tissue injuries and are a result of either trauma or repetitive use. Trauma can occur with injuries such as twisting an ankle or falling. Repetitive use soft tissue injuries occur when pain develops during movement such as office tasks or sports performed multiple times a week. Examples include carpal tunnel from computer use or shoulder pain from competitive lifting.

“There’s almost always a soft-tissue component associated with any injury or condition,” says Travis McCathie, DC, ATC, director of the Northwestern Health Sciences University’s Center for Sports and Rehabilitation.

How Manual Therapy Treats Soft Tissue Injuries

Manual physical therapy employs effective techniques to facilitate healing and improve tissue function:

  • Breakdown of Scar Tissue: Techniques like Graston (IASTM) and Active Myofascial Release target scar tissue and adhesions, breaking them down to alleviate pain and improve mobility.
  • Initiation of Healing Process: These methods stimulate the body’s natural healing response, which increases blood flow and white blood cell activity to the injury site, accelerating the recovery process.
  • Formation of New Tissue: The healing response promotes the development of new, more resilient tissue and collagen, replacing the weaker scar tissue.
  • Prevention of Further Injury: Regular treatment helps prevent the restriction of movement and entrapment of other tissues, reducing the risk of recurring injuries.

Personalized Treatment Approach

Each session of manual therapy at our clinic is concise, typically lasting between 10 and 20 minutes, focusing precisely on the injury site to maximize healing and ensure a swift return to daily activities.

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Dr. Matthew squeezed me in on short notice and took very good care of me. He was very thorough and didn’t just adjust me and let me walk out. Amazing experience here and the receptionist is a sweetheart.

Vanessa V., via Google

Dr. Matt and the entire staff have been GREAT! I went in for some issues I was having with my neck and back and Dr. Matt also helped me with some other issues I was having with my calf and shoulders that have made a HUGE improvement in my overall health and comfort.

I highly recommend using Dr. Matt!

Tyler, via Facebook

I really love it here! They are very friendly and I feel Dr. Wilson is giving me great treatment! I also don’t feel pressured into coming back too frequently. The adjustments are great! Great office!

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Very professional and in depth consultation. These people seem to genuinely care about people’s health and progress.

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Dr. Matt has done wonders for me and I recommend him highly – I can’t say enough good things about him. Dr. Matt and staff are good people and will take great care of you.

Steve Q., via Google

Dr. Wilson and Dr, Alec (PT) are both top-notch, and I’ve trusted my whole family with Dr. Matt Wilson for the last couple of years. My father was a chiropractor for over 40 years, so I knew what I was looking for, and he’s the best we’ve found in the area.  Their approach is to get you feeling better, and not to string things out, costing you more time and money than necessary. While they have all the equipment necessary (x-ray, etc) they don’t push unneeded services or snake oils. Both are caring, competent, and compassionate. The staff is good about finding appointments when you need them, and scheduling you with multiple people in a visit whenever possible. The new building is clean, well-appointed, and comfortable. Wait times are short, too. My husband has also had a therapy-based deep tissue massage from one of the two new massage therapists, and said it really helped!

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