Today, we’re going to talk about how physical therapists can help you using manual techniques. Manual techniques are when a therapist puts their hands on you to help you restore normal alignment and joint movement. A well-trained physical therapist can mobilize joints in a manner that you are unable to do yourself. They can teach you how to maintain good alignment once it is properly restored. The exercises you learn in physical therapy can be done at home. It is important to adhere to your posture recommendations and maintain good vital mechanics. And continue to do your home exercise program if you really want to control your back pain better. Always, always perform your exercises for your back on a regular basis. So the next time you choose a physical therapist ask them if they are also trained to do manual techniques in case you might benefit from joint mobilization.