Manual Therapy techniques are skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissue and are intended to improve tissue extensibility. The technique used by therapists to improve tissue extensibility, increase range of motion, induce relaxation, mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints, modulate pain, reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual traction, soft tissue manipulation, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion.
A physiotherapist will select, prescribe, and implement manual therapy techniques based on individual needs to minimize pain, restore function, enhance health and wellness, enhance or maintain physical performance, increase the ability to move, or prevent or remediate impairment in body functions and structures, activity limitations, or participation restrictions to improve physical function.
Different Techniques can be used to implement manual therapy that is not limited to:
What are the Benefits of Joint Manipulation?
Joint manipulation is a technique utilized by healthcare and Physiotherapist to reduce pain and increase range of motion while working in conjunction with other treatment techniques to improve a patient’s overall quality of life.
Causes of Joint Dysfunction
Joint dysfunction can be caused by several issues including:
Effects of joint manipulation:
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