What is it?
Manual therapy is a term used to describe how the therapist manually works on the structures causing the problem for the patient.
The therapist uses his/her hands to assess the tissues, muscles, ligaments causing the pain and manually mobilise the area until the tension & adhesion is gone or at least eased.
As soon as tension and pain is diminished, a more natural movement pattern will take place and the recovery process will speed up.
Manual Therapy can include:
– Myofascial release
– Joint mobilisations
– Trigger point therapy
– Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques