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Manual Physiotherapy

What is Manual Physiotherapy??

Manual physiotherapy is a specialized hands-on technique which is used to treat musculoskeletal and joint pain and dysfunction.

The International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) defines manual therapy techniques as: "Skilled hand movements intended to produce any or all of the following effects: improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion of the joint complex; mobilize or manipulate soft tissues and joints; induce relaxation; change muscle function; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation or movement restriction."

Manual physiotherapy includes various skilled techniques: soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization and manipulation, lymphatic drainage, active assisted and passive range of motion, Active release, manual traction, stretches (muscle,tissue,fascia, neural), trigger point release.

Benefits of Manual physiotherapy

  • When performing soft tissue work, therapists apply pressure to the soft tissues, such as the muscles. This pressure can help in the relaxation of muscles, increase in blood circulation, breaking up scar tissue, and reduction in the soft tissue inflammation.
  • Help to improve the range of motion by mobilization.
  • Manual therapy is a very customized form of the treatment which makes its unique according to patient’s need and goal. Its like a combination of art and science which involves detailed evaluation and examination of the condition and then treating it accordingly.
  • Manual therapy involves physical touch which enhance the connection between the patient and the therapist which eventually improves healing.
  • Restore the function and improve the mobility of the body
  • To achieve best results, according to current researches when combined with other techniques such as strength and functional training, active stretches, conditioning and balance provide beneficial effect.
  • Manual therapy is relatively contraindicated when the impairment is due to excessive joint mobility whereas if the impairment has been caused by shortened or weak muscles use of soft tissue mobility and stretches provide good results along with strength training.

Manual Physiotherapy at ProHealth Asia

At ProHealth Asia Physiotherapy Centre, we provide you the best treatment with highly trained and certified physiotherapists. Before every treatment we conduct a thorough examination and design a customized treatment plan according to the patient’s condition. This personalized treatment plan is designed with the single aim to get patients back on track at the earliest.

At our specialized center, we combine the best manual therapy techniques with functional strength and stability training. This combination helps reduce pain and restore the body movement efficiently.

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Author by Manvi Dhyani, Feb 4, 2020,


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