MANUAL THERAPY
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  • What is Manual Therapy?

 

Manual Therapy is a technique where a physiotherapist uses their hands to mobilise and manipulate the extremities and spine. Furthermore use of neurodynamic techniques, muscle stretching, stabilising exercises and specifically adapted exercises the patient can do at home.

  • How Manual Therapy is done?

Manual Therapy is a manipulative treatment used by physiotherapists and manual therapists.It mostly includes mobilisations and manipulations of joints and muscles. Mobilisation is the passive movement or a sustained stretch within a physiological range of movement. Manipulation is  sudden small amplitude movement at a joint. Manual Therapy can help joint's lubrication through the "synovial sweep" mechanism and can facilitate muscle's relaxation.

  • Benefits of Manual Therapy

 

Manual therapy can help to :

  • alleviate pain

  • reduce stiffness

  • improve blood circulation

  • improve lymphatic system function

  • optimise movement in different body's parts. 

  • speed up the healing process

Manual Therapy can be used to treat all the musculoskeletal problems and combined with an effective

exercise program based on individual's needs can be a very effective remedy.

For more information on how MANUAL THERAPY can help treat musculoskeletal injuries, or to book an appointment, please contact us via email at Manchester@physiopattern.co.uk or call us on 07450 797375. Physio Pattern is a Leading Physiotherapy clinic in Manchester city centre.