Manual And Manipulative Therapy Treatments

What is Manual and Manipulative Therapy?

Manual therapy, also known as mobilization or manipulative therapy, is a form of hands-on treatment where a physiotherapist carefully moves the tissues and joints of the body to restore movement and relieve pain.

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When Can It Be Used?

Manual and manipulative therapy is effective in regions throughout the body. For example,in the head, manual therapy, headaches and jaw pain. Within the neck, this therapy is used to treat chronic neck and spine pain, whiplash, and radiating nerve pain.

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Benefits of Manual and Manipulative Therapy

In cases like chronic or acute shoulder pain, manual therapy can reduce discomfort.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Manual Therapy & Manipulative Therapy

What are some manual therapy techniques?
Manual therapy techniques include soft tissue mobilisation, joint mobilisation and joint manipulation. These are all hands on skills performed by a physiotherapist.
What is the difference between manual and physical therapy?

Manual therapy is one of the tools used by physiotherapists to achieve desired patient outcomes. Physiotherapy is an overarching term that includes any intervention performed by a physiotherapist.

How does manual therapy reduce pain?
Manual therapy works to restore normal movement in the joints can help calm muscles in a state of spasm. Physical inputs to the body from motion and touch flood the nervous system with sensory signals. These signals tell your body where your limbs lie in space and what is occurring in the muscles and joints. Your brain prioritizes these signals, which helps block the transmission of pain.
How do you manipulate muscles?
A variety of soft tissue techniques exist. Most often it involves the physiotherapist using their hands or a small tool to put pressure on or friction a muscle belly. Stretching techniques can also be used to restore length to muscles that have become overly short.
What is manual therapy for neck pain?

Manual therapy for back and neck pain may include manual stretching of the spinal musculature to restore length, direct soft tissue release techniques to reduce tone, and joint mobilisation or manipulation techniques to restore motion that has been lost in the spine.

What is manual therapy for back pain?
Manual therapy for back and neck pain may include manual stretching of the spinal musculature to restore length, direct soft tissue release techniques to reduce tone, and joint mobilisation or manipulation techniques to restore motion that has been lost in the spine.
Is manual therapy the same as massage therapy?
Massage therapy primarily focuses on soft tissue techniques that address the muscles and fascia. While manual therapy by a physiotherapist may incorporate some soft tissue techniques, the primary focus is often restoring joint mobility and function. This is achieved by the use of joint mobilisation and manipulation techniques.

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