Find a neuromuscular therapist near Harrisburg, PA

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Top 10 neuromuscular therapists near Harrisburg, PA

4.8
from 13 reviews
4.8
(13)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been receiving massage therapy services from Amanda for the last four or so months. Amanda is by far the best in her field that I have ever experienced. I had severe long term neck and posture problems when I first started seeing Amanda. After several months, Amanda was a critical part of my healing and recovery to better health. Amanda seems to have a natural God-given instinct, ability and strong hand strength to find/loosen muscle tension and trouble-spots. Amanda is a natural talent with a keen technical knowledge of the body. There were occasions at the beginning of my sessions where Amanda went the extra mile to work closely with and to provide muscle related insight to my chiropractor which proved most helpful. My overall experience has been very positive in that I always feel relaxed and comfortable when obtaining her services. A++ "
4.9
from 9 reviews
4.9
(9)
  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Kellie is a thoughtful, caring, and professional massage therapist. Her sessions leave me feeling refreshed, and relaxed. She listens to my needs, and makes sure that I am comfortable and all issues are addressed, as much as possible. I would highly recommend her to anyone!"
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I was very fortunate to have this man as my massage instructor. He is very knowledgeable in neuromuscular therapy and learned so much from him. He has many years experience in massage also very professional. Would recommend this man to anyone."
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Very gifted massage therapist !! I travel from Baltimore to see Strphanie 💗"
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Jodie and her associate were very professional and as soon as we walked in they instaured a good and calming vibe. We had a great experience for our first couple's massage. We both felt rejuvenated after the massage."
4.8
from 13 reviews
4.8
(13)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"A most skilled therapist! Great first experience! Have booked additional sessions."
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
"By far the best reflexology treatments I have ever had! Debbie's dedicated expertise paired with her nurturing touch results in a sublime therapeutic experience of body, mind and spirit! I'm hooked :)"
5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Kara knows how to give a heart centered massage, that really relaxes, revives and gets the problems to "go away".. thank you!!!"
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"The salon and staff are very inviting. Amber is a professional, knowledgeable and talented hairstylist. Her expertise In highlighting and haircutting turned my hair into beautiful natural looking locks."
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Great trainer! "

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What are the different types of physical therapy?

Physical therapists work with people who have been injured or people who are ill to improve their movement and help them manage their pain. The U.S. Department of Labor explains that physical therapists “are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” Physical therapists can also choose to specialize in one of nine areas. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, these areas of specialization are:

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports and
  • Women's Health

 

The national average cost for a physical therapist is $60 to $80, although it will cost more if the patient is paying for services out of pocket rather than through insurance. If you have insurance and want to work with a physical therapist for a specialty area, such as oncology or geriatrics, you may need a referral from your general practitioner. Patients who are paying directly for services can often contact the physical therapist directly.

What exactly does a physical therapist do?

A physical therapist is a health care provider who assists patients with mobility improvement and pain management. Often patients are referred to a physical therapist by a primary care doctor or specialist for help recovering from a surgery or traumatic injury, such as a car crash. Physical therapists help patients manage pain that results from chronic disease and other illness. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility when patients are faced with neurological disorders, such as after a stroke, and provide relief from arthritis or other mobility and pain issues.   

A physical therapist uses medical exercise equipment and exercises to empower patients to regain flexibility and mobility where possible. They may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more to improve muscle control and movement. A physical therapist uses physical movement to help heal the patient, but also can sometimes prescribe medication as appropriate. A physical therapist can also become board certified in one of nine specialty areas.

Why is physical therapy important?

Physical therapy can help you recover range of motion and ease pain after injury, accident or illness. Many people are prescribed physical therapy by their primary care doctor or specialist after a car accident, surgery or sports-related injury. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to start physical therapy, but unless you are paying out of pocket for the services, your insurance provider might require a referral. Physical therapy is also a medical solution for pain associated with chronic illness such as osteoarthritis and can be used for recovery after a stroke or other neurological disorders.

Physical therapy teaches you how to move your body in a safe and healing way to regain strength and movement. During a physical therapy session, the PT will teach you to use medical exercise equipment and approved exercises to regain your lost flexibility and improve your mobility where possible. You may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more. From young children to seniors, patients of any age can benefit from the science-based movements and exercises that encourage flexibility, rebuild muscle, and ease stiff joints.

What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

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