Musculoskeletal physiotherapy techniques (joint, muscle, and fascia stretching, mobilizing and manipulation) are often used for relief of pain, swelling and other uncomfortable symptoms.
The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) defines manual therapy techniques as:
“Skilled hand movements intended to produce 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 relaxation; change muscle function; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation or movement restriction.”
Our physiotherapists have years of experience and thus a very wide repertoire of manual skills. These include manipulation, manual traction, joint mobilisation, muscle energy techniques and myofascial treatment. Our physiotherapists are all very hands on when they treat. Manual therapy can help spinal decompression to provide relief from Degenerative Disc Disease, Nerve Root Impingement, Sciatica, and Stenosis, and can be helpful for different types of Arthritis, Frozen Shoulders, and Chronic Pain.