Manual Therapy in Albany
Manual therapy in physiotherapy is a hands-on approach to diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions and pain. Physiotherapists use their hands to manipulate, mobilise, and massage muscles, joints and soft tissues to alleviate pain, improve range of motion and enhance physical function.
It is a valuable area of physiotherapy treatment that aims to restore proper biomechanics, reduce muscle tension, and enhance circulation, promoting healing which can be used to address a wide range of conditions, from sport injuries to chronic pain and post-surgical rehabilitation.
What is Manual Therapy?
Manual therapy involves physical hands-on techniques such as joint and soft tissue mobilisations and joint manipulations. It is aimed at reducing pain, improving movement, physical function, and overall quality of life in various musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions.
Joint Mobilisations are gentle controlled movements applied to a joint to improve its range of motion, and reduce pain and joint stiffness. It is commonly used for conditions such as osteoarthritis and joint sprain recovery.
Soft tissue mobilisation involves techniques such as massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy to manipulate and relax muscles, tendons and fascia. This helps to reduce muscle tension, increase blood flow and alleviate soft tissue-related pain or dysfunction.
Joint manipulations are high-velocity, low amplitude thrusts applied to a specific joint to release restrictions, improve mobility and alleviate pain.
Why Choose Manual Therapy?
It is a valuable and widely used approach for managing musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions and involves skilled hands-on techniques tailored to each patient’s unique needs and aims to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall physical well-being through evidence-based practice and clinical evidence.
Our therapists continuously update their knowledge and techniques to provide the most effective and safe treatments to all our patients.
Expert Hands-On Care Tailored to You
Our team of qualified physiotherapists carefully assess each patient’s suitability for manual therapy and adjust techniques accordingly to provide a personalised treatment that is safe and effective.
Typically combined with patient education, our physiotherapists educate our patients about their condition, the benefits of manual therapy, and teach them exercises and self-management techniques to maintain and improve their progress between therapy sessions.
If you would like to book an appointment with our expert team or learn more about manual therapy, please contact reception to book an appointment with our team of physiotherapists.