Manual therapy Manual therapy is a physical treatment used by qualified specialists (usually physiotherapists and doctors) to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability, using joint mobilisation and soft tissue techniques.
The term manual therapy refers to hands-on treatment of the body and its tissues. The method contains the special thorough examination of joints, muscles and connectiv tissues and the treating 'hand on' techniques. The therapist uses accurately determined and specifically directed manual force to the body, in order to improve mobility in areas that are restricted. This mobilisation is carried out repeatedly, slowly with moderate force. It is highly pending on the cooperation of the patient and therapist. Manual therapy techniques aim to address the source of pain, improve mobility and increase function.
What is manual therapy used for?
- increase range of movement
- improve joint function
- set back bio-mechanical balance
- reduce pain
- harmonise soft tissue tension
Manual therapy is a very effective treatment for the spine and peripherial joint pain, stiffness and most musculoskeletal disorders. It helps to reveal dysfunctions and re-establish a balanced physiological state resulting pain free everyday life.