WHAT IS MANUAL THERAPY:
Manual therapy is defined as the skilled clinical application of specific, hands-on physical techniques which are used in Chartered Physiotherapy as an assessment & diagnostic tool and then can be applied to the soft tissue and joints of the human body for therapeutic effect.
TYPES OF MANUAL THERAPY:
There are three main categories of manual therapy.
These techniques involve the skilled application of movement by the therapist to a joint or soft tissue within its current range of movement. These mobilisation techniques are softer, slower, rhythmical and easier to tolerate.
Involve a more rapid application of therapist movement beyond the current range of movement & often result in a “click” or “popping” sensation to the joint followed by pain & stiffness relief.
Refers to the skilled hand movements of rubbing, kneading, applying pressure or frictioning of muscle and connective soft tissue primarily to improve tissue extensibility.
Our musculoskeletal physiotherapists have extensive advanced post-graduate manual therapy training and use a wide variety of learnt techniques (Cyriax, Maitland, Mulligan, Kaltenborn, Muscle energy techniques, McKenzie) for the optimal treatment result.