Manual Therapy

Physiotherapists with manual and manipulative therapy training use ‘hands-on’ treatment to help restore joint range of motion, muscle function, nerve mobility and to reduce pain. Treatment techniques may include joint mobilization or manipulation and soft tissue mobilization techniques.

Manual Therapy

Physiotherapists with manual and manipulative therapy training use ‘hands-on’ treatment to help restore joint range of motion, muscle function, nerve mobility and to reduce pain. Treatment techniques may include joint mobilization or manipulation and soft tissue mobilization techniques. A comprehensive manual physiotherapy approach always involves biomechanical analysis and exercise prescription to augment/maintain the gains made in treatment.

Manual therapy techniques include: joint mobilization/manipulation, myofascial release, soft tissue release, strain-counter strain, muscle energy technique, neural (nerve) mobilization and the Mulligan concept, amongst others.

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