Manual therapy can simply be termed the use of repeated or sustained movements to decrease symptoms and return to function controlled by the practitioner's hand.
These incorporate a cluster of techniques used by your therapist to treat your physical dysfunction
Manual therapy has a long history within the profession of physical therapy. Research has revealed intricate neurophysiologic mechanisms which are at play and the useful psychological effects of providing hands-on treatment.
The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) defines orthopaedic manual physical therapy as: "a specialised area of physiotherapy/physical therapy for the management of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises. Orthopaedic manual therapy also encompasses, and is driven by, the available scientific and clinical evidence and the biopsychosocial framework of each individual patient."
Manual therapy delivered early in the treatment process combined with exercises and education has proven to be very effective in managing physical dysfunction.
Our physiotherapists are certified in use of manual therapy and have vast experience in this field.
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