Manual therapy is an advanced and highly specialised area of physiotherapy that is based on manual examination and “hands-on” treatment techniques to decrease pain and improve the mobility of joints, soft tissue structures and nerves.
These techniques are often integrated alongside a structured exercise and education programme leading to faster recovery of function and wellness. Some of the techniques we typically use include:
- Joint mobilisation/manipulation
- Trigger point release
- Muscle energy techniques
- Stretches (muscles, joint, neural tissue and fascia)
- Active and passive range of movement exercises