What is Manual Therapy?

Manual therapy is a specialized form of physiotherapy that is delivered with our hands rather than a device/ machine or equipment. Treatments may include moving joints in specific directions to increase mobility, muscle stretching, passive movements of a specific body part or moving a body part against the therapist's resistance to improve muscle activation and timing. There are varies manual therapy techniques that are available from our therapists which are not limited to the following techniques:

  • Trigger point release

  • Massage techniques

  • Manual traction

  • Active Release techniques

  • Passive, active and active assisted range of motion

  • Stretching (neural, fascial and muscular stretching)

  • Nerve Flossing

  • Joint mobilization

The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapits degines manual therapy as "skilled hand movements intended to prodce any or all of the following effects: improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion of the joint complex; mobilize or manipulate soft tissues and joints; induce relazation; change muscle function; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation or movement restriction. 

What Injuries can Manual Therapy Treat?

Manual therapy can be used to treat all and every injury that an individual can sustain. 

How can Manual Therapy Help Me?

Manual therapy if tolerated by the client can be used for each and every injury in order to improve joint movement, joint function, muscle length and muscle strength.