What is The Hesch Method?
The Hesch Method of Manual Therapy is an innovative, effective treatment to restore normative joint function, developed by Jerry Hesch, MHS, PT.
Our goal is to widely disseminate Hesch Method and make it readily accessible to patients. We have been seeing excellent outcomes in a clinical setting, and are working towards evaluating the efficacy of Hesch method through research, to establish it as an Evidence Based assessment and treatment modality.
Hesch Method is brief treatment, which focuses on accomplishing goals over a short period of time, generally 3 visits. Joint dysfunction can generally be resolved within this time frame. For any recurring dysfunction, the client is taught self correction, hence limiting client dependence and economic burden. Patients who are not having success in resolving musculoskeletal and nerve pain through traditional methods, are encouraged to explore this website, view Hesch Method assessment videos on the Jerry Hesch YouTube channel, and consider visiting out clinic in the Las Vegas Valley to experience a distinctly different approach to treating injuries and chronic pain.
By seeking training in Hesch Method, Practitioners can expect to see dramatically improved outcomes in many of their patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal and nerve pain. Practitioners are encouraged to browse this website and visit the Jerry Hesch YouYube channel, to find out more about the Hesch Method body of work.
We offer Continuing Education Seminars and Distance Learning Programs to teach Hesch Method techniques.
Our current programs focus mainly on the lumbopelvic-hip complex, sacroiliac, and symphysis pubis. However, Advanced Hesch Method techniques encompass an understanding of the biomechanics of every major joint in the body.
While Manual Therapy is a subset of Physical Therapy, Hesch educational materials are suitable to teach palpatory literacy skills which are within the scope of practice of PT's, PTA's, Chiropractors, Physicians, PA's, NP's, and Massage Therapists.
How is the Hesch Method different?
Whole body is not just a phrase. We literally test every major joint - head to toe.
Hesch Method is a form of Manual Therapy. That is, hands-on manipulation of joints and other body structures. The Hesch Method is unique in that it is BRIEF treatment. We use very mild forces and apply them for a long time in a single direction in order to make lasting change.
The Hesch Method utilizes a whole body evaluation and treatment approach because injuries become patterns in the body involving several regions. Even complex patterns of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction can be pinpointed promptly and corrected within an average of three visits. Many dysfunctions are not recurrent after the initial treatment. With recurrent dysfunction, patient independence is achieved by teaching simple self-corrections.
Hesch Method is a unique form of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy but is within the scope of practice of many health care practitioners who use hands-on care, such as Massage Therapist, Rolfers, and Doctors of Osteopathy,Chiropractors, etc.
"I liked the clinical time when Jerry worked with patients. To learn by seeing and the sequence and thought process."
Mark Henderson, LMT
Indiana Pacers, IN
"Overall an excellent amount of knowledge. It has made a 'complex' area much easier to address."