Mary Norris, LPT, is a graduate of University of Maryland at Baltimore - Department of Physical Therapy and a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park where she holds a degree in Zoology. She has 20 years of experience in a variety of setting including Outpatient Orthopedics, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Home Health, and Acute Care.
To effectively achieve optimal function for patients, Ms. Norris is commited to keeping current in her profession by ongoing continuing education. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist through the Maitland Australian Group. She also has a strong background in Craniosacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation with training under the world-reowned Upledger Institute.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
CONDITIONS TREATED AT HANDS ON PHYSICAL THERAPY INCLUDE:
- Chronic Pain including syptoms of Fibromyalgia
- Joint Pain and Restricted Motion including arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis
- Post-surgical Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic problems, including chronic neck/back pain, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, degerative disc disease, sciatica, herniated cervical discs
PROTOCOLS, MODALITIES AND TECHNIQUES INCLUDE:
Manual Therapy a clinical approach used by the physical therapist using skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization. It is used to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain, increasing range of motion, reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation, including relaxation, improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability, and thus, improving function.
Craniosacral Therapy uses gentle hands on pressure to assist the body's innate healing mechanisms. Treatment techniques are very subtle but allow the body to adjust and release restriction at various levels.
Ultrasound uses high energy sound waves to help ease painful joints and muscles. These waves penetrate muscles to cause deep tissue warming which relaxes the muscles and increase circulation to assist in healing but also decrease inflammation.
Visceral Manipulation uses specific palpation and specific gentle pressures to encourage normal motility, tone and motion of the viscera (organs).
Electrical Stimulation (E Stim) uses electrical current to control muscles for strengthening. It also promotes increased blood supply to an area and helps the body to release endorphins (the body's natural pain killer)
Myofascial Release uses various hand pressure to assist in the release of restricted fascia to soft tissue. When tissue releases, there is a softening or warmth of the tissue, stomach sounds, or a sigh by the patient.
Hands On Physical Therapy
3001 Cheverly Ave
Cheverly MD 20785