Manual & Joint Manipulation Therapy
What are Manual and Joint Manipulation Therapy?
Manual therapy uses specific hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat issues related to soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) and joints. Joint manipulation is a type of Manual Therapy and may be used as part of a Manual Therapy treatment plan. There are a number of other types of treatments used as part of Manual Therapy such as massage, soft tissue release techniques, and myofascial therapies.
Does it hurt?
Some patients may experience discomfort, depending on the issue and type of treatment. Our physiotherapists are always mindful of your comfort level and will only apply manual therapy techniques in a manner that you are comfortable with. Our goal is to provide the most effective treatment while creating a positive therapeutic experience for you.
What are the benefits of Manual Therapy?
Manual Therapy can accelerate your recovery time by releasing tight muscles, restoring movement in stiff joints, and reducing tendon and ligament inflammation. It’s also highly customizable to your unique needs as there are a number of techniques that fall under Manual Therapy. Your physiotherapist will discuss all the options with you and together you can select one or more of many treatment options that align with your comfort level.
What conditions is Manual Therapy used for?
Manual Therapy is often used for low back pain, neck, hip, knee and shoulder injuries, tendonitis and other joint or muscle problems.