Manual Therapy | Dubai Physiotherapy Center

Manual Therapy

What is it?

Manual therapy is any treatment technique which involves your therapist using their hands or physical maneuver or to help alleviate and resolve your condition, pain or injury. The aim is often to improve movement and function of the affected area which will, in turn, relieve pain and speed up recovery.

What can I expect?

  • Sometimes undressing to expose the body part – For example; wearing shorts if you are treating knee pain, so that your therapist can see clearly how the joint is moving and working

  • Thorough assessment of your posture, movement, flexibility, strength & function

  • Your therapist will likely palpate or passively move the affected area to feel for restrictions and/or pain

  • Hands on treatment techniques

  • It is normal to feel a little tender within the area being treated for 24-48 hours after treatment

Potential Benefits

  • Pain relief

  • Improved joint & soft tissue mobility

  • Improved flexibility

  • Reduced scar tissue

  • Improved muscle & joint function

  • Restoration of normal joint mechanics

  • Better quality of life / return to normal activities and sports