Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a hands-on treatment approach performed by our trained professionals such as physical therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, or FDM therapists. It involves the skilled manipulation of joints, soft tissues, and muscles to promote healing, alleviate pain, restore movement, and improve overall function. We use manual therapy techniques like Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Fascial Distortion therapy often with other treatments as part of a comprehensive care plan.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy can be beneficial for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including back and neck pain, joint stiffness, muscle strains, tendonitis, sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and postural imbalances. It is often used in combination with other therapies, such as exercise, stretching, and modalities like heat or cold therapy.

Some common manual therapy techniques include:

  • Joint mobilization: This technique involves applying gentle passive movements to joints to improve joint mobility, decrease pain, and restore normal joint mechanics.
  • Soft tissue mobilization: It involves various techniques, such as massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy, to manipulate soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. These techniques aim to reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, and alleviate pain.
  • Chiropractic/Osteopathy: In Chiropractic/Osteopathy technique such as high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts are used to mobilize joints, particularly in the spine. They aim to restore joint mobility, alleviate pain, and improve function.
  • Muscle energy techniques: These techniques involve the active participation of the patient in resisted movements or contractions against the practitioner’s resistance. They can help improve joint range of motion, muscle flexibility, and neuromuscular control.

Manual therapy aims to provide several benefits, including:

Manual therapy techniques can help reduce pain by alleviating muscle tension, improving joint mobility, and promoting the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.

Improved joint mobility and flexibility by manipulating joints and soft tissues, manual therapy can enhance joint range of motion, restore normal movement patterns, and improve flexibility.

Enhanced tissue healing and recovery, Manual therapy techniques can improve circulation, increase nutrient delivery, and promote tissue repair, aiding in the healing process.

Improved posture and biomechanics, Manual therapy can address postural imbalances, muscle imbalances, and faulty movement patterns, leading to improved posture, alignment, and functional movement.

Manual therapy, when performed by trained professionals, is generally safe. However, certain precautions may be necessary depending on the patient’s specific condition or medical history. It is important to communicate any existing health conditions, injuries, or concerns to the practitioner before starting manual therapy. Additionally, manual therapy should be performed by qualified practitioners who adhere to appropriate techniques and safety guidelines.


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