Manual and Manipulative Therapy

Manual therapy is the use of hands to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders like lower back pain, neck, knee and shoulder injuries, tendonitis, and other joint or muscle problems. The HealthX team employs highly-skilled physiotherapists who have undergone extensive post graduate manual therapy training.

If you’re interested in booking Manual and Manipulative Therapy, contact HealthX Physiotherapy today at (604) 332-4487 or fill out a contact form here.

What is Manual and Manipulative Therapy?

Manual therapy treatment has been used since the early days of physiotherapy to promote healing and relieve pain. This highly-specialized type of physiotherapy promotes the healing of soft tissue. Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy uses hands-on treatments, joint and soft tissue mobilizations and continual assessment of treatment effectiveness with each application.

Manual Therapy Treatment Includes:

  • A Physical Assessment.
  • Passive Joint Mobilization and Manipulation
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization.
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Pain and Inflammatory Reducing Electro-therapy

What is Joint Mobilization?

Joint mobilization is a common practice among physiotherapists where a joint is moved passively to achieve a therapeutic effect. It is indicated with restriction of movement and pain due to tightness in the joint or joints being assessed. Manual Therapy can assist in the mobilization of scar tissue, speed muscle healing and promote joint mobility by facilitating accessory glides. These are the involuntary movements of the body’s joints that may be compromised due to injury or irritation.

Who Benefits from Manual and Manipulative Therapy?

If you suffer from joint and muscle issues, and want to achieve faster recovery, manual and manipulative therapy can be extremely effective, especially for those with neck and lower back pain, tendonitis, and hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries.

It is essential that you are properly assessed and diagnosed before undergoing manual therapy and manipulation. To learn more, contact us here or call us at (604) 332-4487.


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