Manual Therapy

A variety of “hands-on” techniques focused around accurate, specifically-directed manual force, applied to the body.

Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy is beneficial for most physio clients, often in conjunction with progressive Exercise Prescription

Manual Therapy is a broad term used to describe a variety of techniques where tissue is manually manipulated to achieve the desired effect.

Typical Manual Therapy techniques include:

  • tissue and joint mobilization
  • joint manipulation
  • soft tissue massage
  • assisted stretches
  • manual cervical and lumbar traction

Uses of Manual Therapy include:

  • treating soft tissues and joints
  • modulating pain
  • increasing range-of-motion
  • reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation
  • inducing relaxation
  • improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair
  • extensibility and/or stability
  • facilitating movement
  • improving function

Getting Started with Manual Therapy

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Ready to book your physiotherapy appointment? Here are some points to consider:

  • your first visit will consist of a thorough, hands-on assessment, often accompanied with education and exercise guidance
  • the best results are collaborative – your dedication to doing your prescribed exercise is as important as the therapy you receive
  • you don’t have to choose a treatment (such as Manual Therapy) – just book your session and your physical therapist will work with you to determine the best course of action
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