Manual Therapy

Hands-on-Healing Tailored Just for You

Manual therapy refers to a specialized form of physiotherapy where trained and licensed therapists use their hands to apply specific techniques to diagnose, treat, and prevent musculoskeletal pain and movement disorders. These techniques can include:

  1. Manipulation: Also known as joint manipulation or adjustment, involves moving joints in specific directions to improve range of motion, reduce pain, and restore normal function.

  2. Mobilization: Gentle movements and stretching of muscles and joints to increase flexibility, decrease stiffness, and improve overall mobility.

  3. Soft Tissue Techniques: Such as massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy, which aim to reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, and promote healing of soft tissues.

  4. Manual Traction: Applying a pulling force to the spine or extremities to relieve pressure on nerves and reduce pain.

  5. Therapeutic Exercises: Prescribing specific exercises and stretches tailored to the individual's condition to improve strength, endurance, and function.

Manual therapy is often used in conjunction with other physiotherapy treatments and is based on a thorough assessment of the patient's musculoskeletal system and movement patterns. It is performed by trained physical therapists. The goal of manual therapy is to optimize physical function, alleviate pain, and enhance overall well-being.

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