Manual Therapy: NAGS, SNAGS, MWMS etc. - OPTP

Jun 9, 2021

Welcome to Phoenix Medical Services

At Phoenix Medical Services, we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of manual therapy techniques, including NAGS (Natural Apophyseal Glides), SNAGS (Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides), MWMS (Mobilization with Movement), and more. Our team of highly proficient and knowledgeable therapists are dedicated to helping individuals like you achieve optimal health and wellness through effective and evidence-based treatment options.

What is Manual Therapy?

Manual therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that involves hands-on techniques to assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. It focuses on the skilled manipulation of joints and soft tissues to reduce pain, improve mobility, and restore function. Manual therapy techniques, such as NAGS, SNAGS, MWMS, etc., are often utilized to target specific areas of concern and promote healing.

The Benefits of Manual Therapy

Manual therapy offers numerous benefits for individuals experiencing musculoskeletal issues. The key advantages include:

  • Pain Reduction: Manual therapy techniques can help alleviate pain by reducing inflammation, releasing muscle tension, and improving joint mobility.
  • Improved Mobility: By targeting specific areas of restriction or stiffness, manual therapy can lead to improved joint mobility and range of motion.
  • Enhanced Function: Through the restoration of normal joint mechanics, manual therapy techniques can enhance overall functionality and performance.
  • Accelerated Healing: Manual therapy promotes blood circulation and tissue repair, aiding in the healing process of injured or damaged tissues.
  • Prevention of Future Injuries: Regular manual therapy sessions can help prevent future injuries by addressing underlying musculoskeletal imbalances and dysfunctions.

Understanding NAGS, SNAGS, MWMS, and More

Our team of experts at Phoenix Medical Services specializes in various manual therapy techniques, including:

NAGS (Natural Apophyseal Glides)

Natural Apophyseal Glides, commonly known as NAGS, involve specific joint mobilizations to improve the movement of vertebral segments. This technique is particularly effective for individuals with spinal dysfunctions and related pain. Our therapists utilize their hands to apply gentle, oscillatory movements to the affected areas, promoting joint lubrication, reducing muscle tension, and alleviating pain.

SNAGS (Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides)

Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides, or SNAGS, are manual therapy techniques used to address joint restrictions and improve functional movements. SNAGS involve applying a sustained force while performing specific movements to achieve joint mobilization. This technique aims to restore normal joint mechanics and promote pain-free range of motion.

MWMS (Mobilization with Movement)

Mobilization with Movement, commonly referred to as MWMS, combines manual therapy techniques with active movement to optimize treatment outcomes. Our therapists utilize MWMS to mobilize joints while simultaneously incorporating controlled movements. This technique enhances joint mobility, reduces pain, and improves functional movements.

Experience Professional and Effective Manual Therapy

At Phoenix Medical Services, we prioritize your well-being and strive to deliver the highest quality manual therapy treatments available. Our team of skilled therapists possesses extensive experience and expertise in utilizing NAGS, SNAGS, MAMWS, and other advanced manual therapy techniques to address a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Whether you're seeking relief from back pain, neck pain, joint stiffness, or any other musculoskeletal issue, our manual therapy techniques can provide the solution you need. Our personalized treatment plans, tailored to your unique needs and goals, aim to improve your overall quality of life and help you achieve long-lasting results.

Contact Phoenix Medical Services Today

If you're ready to experience the transformative benefits of manual therapy, don't hesitate to reach out to Phoenix Medical Services. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to answer your questions and guide you through the treatment process.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a pain-free and active lifestyle.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a qualified healthcare provider for personalized recommendations.

Anthony Rigione
I found this article on manual therapy techniques very informative. It's great to know about NAGS, SNAGS, MWMS, and more!
Oct 15, 2023
Nanna Carlsson
The diversity of manual therapy techniques mentioned here is impressive. Looking forward to incorporating them into my practice.
May 30, 2023
Lois Paskiewicz
I've heard about NAGS and SNAGS, but MWMS is new to me. Thanks for the informative post!
Apr 9, 2023
Stan Gran
Great to know about the different manual therapy techniques available. This article has been enlightening.
Nov 13, 2022
Patrick Pearson
It's great to see a range of manual therapy techniques being discussed. Diversity in treatment approaches is important.
Nov 10, 2022
Jeff Pattey
The manual therapy techniques listed here seem promising. I look forward to exploring them further.
Sep 10, 2022
Ajesh Patel
Interesting article, I'd love to learn more about these manual therapy techniques.
Jul 27, 2022
Rafi Pryntz-Nadworny
I appreciate the comprehensive coverage of manual therapy techniques. It's a great resource for both practitioners and patients.
May 21, 2022
Kendra Fraser
As a physical therapist, I find this article very relevant to my practice. Thanks for sharing!
May 3, 2022
Enrico Bonuso
The mention of NAGS, SNAGS, and MWMS makes me want to delve deeper into the intricacies of manual therapy. Thanks for laying it out.
Mar 28, 2022
Nwaterhouse Tech
I appreciate the focus on evidence-based manual therapy. It's important to stay informed about different techniques.
Feb 26, 2022
Akhil Puthiry
I'm intrigued by the different manual therapy techniques mentioned here. Always good to learn something new.
Nov 18, 2021
Ravi Chittilla
I'm always eager to expand my knowledge of manual therapy, so this article is a valuable resource. Thank you.
Jul 17, 2021