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.Read More
Research studies indicate that this treatment is essential for recovery from many musculoskeletal issues and injury types.
The goal of manual therapy is to treat the neuro-orthopaedic aspect of the patient’s condition. The application of this treatment addresses the condition directly, rather than just its symptoms. Manual therapy involves the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal system using specialized movements applied by a trained professional.
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.Read More
Manual therapy is applied to the mid-back to treat muscle imbalances and shoulder blade pain. It is used in other parts of the back to attend to pelvic pain, a herniated disc, and degenerative disc disease. Within the arms, it is applied for cases of tennis elbow, fractures and rotator cuff pain. In the legs, manual therapy is used to treat movement loss and pain from joint replacements, ankle sprains and arthritis.
In cases like chronic or acute shoulder pain, manual therapy can reduce discomfort.Read More
It also addresses problems in the fascia, mobilization of nerves, and soft-tissue injury. Following treatment, patients report that the muscles feel loosened and relaxed, with a sensation of increased circulation. The aim is to allow movement to extend beyond the restricted range of motion the patient is experiencing.
Our clinic sites are recognized as facilities providing advanced manual and manipulative therapy treatment, and it is a component of most treatment plans. Many of our clinic associates are Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy(FCAMPT).
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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.
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.