Manual therapy is a specialized form of Physiotherapy Treatment that involves a “hands-on approach” to assess and treat various musculoskeletal disorders.
Manual therapy is helpful for the treatment of spinal and peripheral joints and surrounding musculature that lack adequate mobility and range of motion. These limitations can result in pain, discomfort, postural dysfunction, and reduced functional mobility. Manual therapy focuses on normalizing joint arthrokinematics to restore biomechanics in order to provide relief for acute, sub-acute, and chronic pain conditions.
Manual Therapy can be divided into Articular & Myofascial techniques
Articular Techniques: Joint Mobilization, Joint Manipulation, Joint Traction, Mulligans Method.
Myofascial Techniques: Deep Transverse, Friction Massage, Trigger point release, Soft-tissue Release
Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. Exercise is performed for many reasons such as increasing growth and development, strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, weight loss or maintenance, and simply enjoyment.
Exercise guidance is essential in helping to enhance the effectiveness of treatment and recovery. It is used in the prevention, immediate care, management, and rehabilitation from physical injury. Conditions such as back spasms, tendinopathy, and muscle strains/tears benefit from exercise to reduce pain and improve function. It is important to provide patients with an individualized exercise prescription tailored to maintain the biomechanical gains achieved from manual therapy.
Goal-oriented rehabilitation programs are provided to patients to activate specific muscles groups necessary to regain optimal function and relieve stress forced upon articulator structures within the body. Exercises include active motion, strengthening, stretching, neural mobility, balancing, and conditioning exercises.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Therapy or Cryotherapy
Interferential Current (IFC) Therapy
Fitting of Braces and Orthotic Devices