What is Manual Therapy?
Our clinics university trained physiotherapists have taken an extensive series of post-graduate courses enabling them to perform manual therapy.
All physiotherapists use specifically tailored exercises to treat the various pains and stiffness' each individual patient may be experiencing. In addition to exercises, manual physiotherapists are highly trained at using their hands to diagnose and treat joints and muscles that lack adequate mobility and range of motion. This limitation can cause discomfort, pain and an alteration in function, posture and mobility. Using hands-on techniques, we can help reduce muscle tightness, improve movement in the joints, reduce pain and improve function through restoring normal mobility and biomechanics. The restoration of normal mobility through manual physiotherapy helps provide relief for acute, sub-acute and chronic pain conditions.
Our clinic prioritizes manual therapy as a method for treatment, as manual therapy can be an important component of any good treatment plan. Manual therapy in conjunction with other more traditional physiotherapy treatments used at our clinic provides the most effective treatment. Our appointments are 30-40 minutes long and one on one with your physiotherapist providing individualized treatment.
Manual Physiotherapy Techniques
Joint Mobilization can be a rhythmic oscillation or a sustained pressure applied to the joints of the body. Joint Mobilization helps to decrease pain as well as restore normal mobility and function.
Joint Manipulation involves a skilled, quick, passive movement applied by a manual therapist to a specific joint. Joint Manipulation can help decrease pain as well as restore normal mobility and function.
Soft Tissue Mobilization is applied to the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Soft Tissue Mobilization will help to relax muscles, increase circulation, break up scar tissue and ease pain in the soft tissue.