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Sports Recovery: Manual Therapy Tune Up

You work your body hard. It deserves more than a painful foam rolling, a vibration gun or a menthol lotion. Thank your body with a manual therapy tuneup. This combination of joint mobilization and soft tissue work is designed to reduce aches and pains, improve mobility and muscle activation. It’s not just about prevention, it’s about performance

The 301: Manual Therapy Tuneup for the Body

[55 minutes $200]

You cannot image pain or joint mobility with an MRI or x-ray. Hands-on manual therapy assessment from your physical therapists can identify common patterns of joint restriction and/or instability leading to lower performance, soreness or negatively impact performance. Let a  physical therapist that is a master in manual therapy spend 55 minutes working through each joint of your body to ensure that it has full 3-dimensional motion, that each system of joints is working together. Schedule a Manual Therapy Tuneup to maximize your performance and minimize impairments that can negatively impact performance. 



A full head-to-toe manual therapy experience including joint mobilization, joint manipulation and soft tissue work from a master clinician. Working through the entire body, your practitioner will assess and address movement in over 301 of the main joints in the spine and extremities. Can you believe there are even more than 301 joints in the body?


Each joint is assessed in all three dimensions for its required joint motion or arthrokinematic motion. These passive arthrokinematic movements are required to allow the bone/joint to move through the entire range of motion. Additionally, the relationships between one joint and the next, in the biomechanical chain, are assessed to identify even subtle restrictions that will affect movement and performance. Motion between joints can be also affected by limitations in mobility of the nervous system and fascia. 


Limitations in joint motion for any of these reasons can lead to a loss of mobility, reduced motor performance, impaired balance, impaired coordination and/or increases the wear and tear on joint cartilage and other tissues. Passive manual therapy techniques are applied with the intent of restoring joint motion to improve mobility, flexibility, body symmetry and relaxation. Improving joint mobility also improves joint receptor signalling to the brain for improved muscle activation and performance. The 301 is not only the perfect transition from rehabilitation in physical therapy to returning to play/competition, but is also a great addition to the routine of the elite athlete. 


Ideal for:

  • High performance athlete looking for an edge
  • Recovering athlete wanting to tune everything around an injury
  • The seasoned athlete that has lost flexibility over time
  • The longevity athlete looking to play forever 
  • The ultimate gift to your body of restoration, opening and relaxation 
  • If you just want to feel more mobile, freer, lighter, pain free and stronger. 


Joints and Associated Muscles Covered

Joints in the vertebral column (120)

14 cervical spine (not including the uncovertebral joints)

24 thoracic spine

10 lumbar spine

48 joint between ribs and vertebrae

24 joints between the sternum and the ribs.

Joints in the upper extremity (90)

2 joints between the clavicle and the scapulae (shoulder blades).

2 joints between the scapulae and the thorax.

2 joints between the scapular bones.

6 joints between both of  the elbows.

8 joints between both of  the wrists.

70 joints between the hand bones.

Joints in the Pelvis (3)

1 joint of the pubic symphysis.

2 sacroiliac joints (not included: 4 joints between the coccyx vertebrae)

Joints in the lower extremity (88)

2 hip joints.

6 joints between both of  the knee bones.

6 joints between both of  the ankles.

74 joints between the feet bones.

Total number of joints covered: 301


Common Joint Restriction Patterns

You cannot image pain or joint mobility. Hands on manual therapy assessment from your physical therapists can identify common patterns of joint restriction and/or instability leading to lower performance, pain or injury risk:

  • Balance and post-concussion symptoms associated with upper cervical joint restriction 
  • Shoulder “stiffness” or loss of range of motion from restriction at the glenohumeral joint
  • Rotator cuff impingement associated with lower neck restrictions (C5C6), collar bone restriction at the sternoclavicular (SC) joint and 1st rib 
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint hypermobility and pain associated with hypombile SC and 1st rib joints
  • Tennis elbow: cervical segmental dysfunction at C6, elbow joint (radiohumeral) restriction or entrapments
  • Golfer’s elbow: cervical segmental dysfunction at C7, elbow joint (humeroulnar) restriction
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome associated with lower cervical segmental dysfunction (C7C8)
  • Back pain from local painful or pain free segmental restriction. 
  • Back pain from regional interdependence with pain free stiffness in either hip joint, the sacroiliac joint(s) or generalized stiffness in the thoracic region
  • Balance impairments associated with joint restriction at the rear foot, hip or lumbar spine
  • Hip impingement pain from capsular tightness at the hip and/or stiffness of the lumbar spine, regardless of underlying bony architecture (CAM or Pincer deformities)
  • Lateral hip pain associated with segmental dysfunction at L4 and L5 levels of the lumbar spine
  • Hip flexor weakness associated with segmental dysfunction of L3
  • Functional knee valgus associated with hip weakness from lumbar segmental dysfunction L3-S1— leading to secondary injuries of knee ligaments, knee menisci, patellar tendinopathy, Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis or IT band syndrome. 
  • Referred knee pain from the L3 lumbar segment
  • Knee pain and osteoarthritis from loss of terminal knee hyperextension due to 3-dimension capsular restriction
  • Knee injury (i.e., ACL, meniscal tear) associated with loss of ankle dorsiflexion. This can also lead to hip and back injury with athletic movements. 
  • Ankle instability with recurrent ankle sprains of the talocrural joint (lateral ankle sprain) or distal tibiofibular joint (high ankle sprain) associated with chronic hypomobility of the subtalar joint (common after previous sprain)
  • Running pain from compensations associated with limited extension of the great toe