Manual therapy involves using specific hands-on techniques to assess and treat injuries in the muscles, joints (spine and extremities)
and connective tissue of the body. By evaluating how a patient is moving and assessing different structures a Physiotherapist can determine what is causing a patient's pain and movement restrictions.
Conditions that may benefit from Manual Therapy:
Midback pain and stiffness
Stiffness after a fracture
Hip stiffness & pain
Strains & sprains
Other conditions may also benefit from manual therapy. Please call the clinic with any questions regarding this.
There are many different treatment techniques that are used in manual therapy such as joint manipulation or mobilization and soft tissue release of the muscles and connective tissue. The techniques used with each patient will vary depending on the unique needs of each individual.
A full physical assessment of the injured area and medical history will be taken prior to receiving manual therapy treatment to ensure it is the most effective treatment choice for a patient's injuries.
Manual Therapy on the knee
The beneficial effects of manual therapy will vary widely depending on the techniques used. Some of the benefits are: decreasing pain, increasing joint range of motion, decreasing muscle stiffness, increased muscle strength and improved overall function and mobility.
For more information on manual therapy, please visit: Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy