Manual therapy is performed by a trained physiotherapist. Joint mobility and movement patterns are assessed in all areas of the body to determine the root cause of the problem.
The therapist makes sure that the procedure is safe for the patient. Treatment includes joint manipulations and mobilizations. Recommendations for ergonomics, good posture and exercising are also given for the patient to relieve symptoms.
Is suitable for:
- Neck or back pain
- Stiffness of the back and neck
- Numbness of the hands
- Problems with joints (shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, etc.)
- Patient evaluation
- Manipulation and mobilization of the spine and other joints
- Manipulation of the fascia and soft tissue
- Ergonomic advice and recommendations to reduce the problem
- Acute heart, kidney or liver failure
- Acute traumas (first 72h)
- Skin infection, other infectious disease or thyroid disease
- Malignancies or suspected tumour
- High or low blood pressure
- The third trimester of pregnancy
Frequently asked questions
Is manual therapy safe?
- The therapist makes sure the treatment is safe for the patient and there are no contraindications for the procedure.
What is the difference between manual therapy and physiotherapy?
- In manual therapy, the therapist manipulates the joints manually (“hands-on”) to reduce pain. Physiotherapy is a more active intervention where the patient exercises to relieve the symptoms and improve strength and mobility. In physiotherapy, exercises can be combined with manual therapy techniques.
I felt pain after therapy. What could be the reason for this?
- Following manual therapy, local pain or hypersensitivity may occur for a few days after the procedure. It usually lasts 1-2 days and is due to the fact that the structure (muscle, joint) was manipulated strongly with hands.
Can I exercise after manual therapy?
- After manual therapy, intense training should be avoided for the next 72 hours. Recommended are stretching and light aerobic activity (walking).