Barton of Pro Physical Therapy completes training course

Published 10:47 am Monday, March 26, 2012

Kyle Barton, physical therapist assistant at Pro Physical Therapy in Columbus, recently attended a four-day course for

Kyle Barton

manual therapy techniques for the peripheral joints, including the upper and lower extremities.
Common types of orthopedic manual therapies include passive stretching, mobilization and manipulation. Studies have shown that when manual therapy is added to a supervised exercise program, patients have a 70-percent decrease in pain, 16-percent increase in strength and 35-percent increase in overall function.
According to the studies, peripheral joint mobilizations are safer than spinal mobilizations, thus a wider range of patients will benefit from these manual techniques.
Barton has worked with Pro Physical Therapy since he graduated from Greenville Tech in 2008 as a physical therapist assistant. He also leads the aquatic therapy program on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For further information, contact Pro at 828-894-0277.
– article submitted by Tammy Warren

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