Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a hands-on approach used by our expert physiotherapists at Excellence Physio Care & Rehab to assess and treat various musculoskeletal conditions. Through skillful manipulation and mobilization techniques, our therapists aim to decrease pain, increase mobility, and improve overall function.

By using their hands, our physiotherapists can apply pressure on muscle tissue, release fascial restrictions, manipulate joints, and stretch soft tissues. This hands-on approach allows the practitioner to feel and analyze the body’s response and facilitate customized treatment.

Physical therapy concept, Asian man is admitted to physiotherapy in a hospital.

Manual therapy can benefit patients experiencing back pain due to muscle spasm, tension, and joint dysfunction, as well as those with neck pain, shoulder impingement, hip discomfort and more. Techniques employed in manual therapy can include:

  • Soft Tissue Mobilization: Massaging, stretching, and applying pressure to muscles, ligaments, and tendons, which can release tension, eliminate scar tissue, and improve blood circulation. This technique is helpful in treating a range of conditions, from acute injuries to chronic pain.
  • Joint Mobilization: Gentle and controlled gliding movements applied to a joint to increase its mobility, reduce stiffness, and alleviate pain. This technique can be effective at relieving osteoarthritis pain, frozen shoulder, and joint-related stiffness.
  • Muscle Energy Techniques (METs): Using the patient’s muscle contractions against a therapist’s counterforce to produce gentle, controlled movement. METs can stretch shortened or tight muscles, increase joint mobility, and help correct posture.
  • Myofascial Release: A form of soft tissue therapy used to treat fascial restrictions and release tension in the muscles and surrounding connective tissue. This technique can be especially effective for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and plantar fasciitis.

Manual therapy can require several sessions to achieve optimal results, as each patient’s situation and response to treatment may vary. Our team of expert physiotherapists is skilled in assessing individual conditions and applying the appropriate manual therapy techniques. At Excellence Physio Care & Rehab, we understand that each patient is unique and will require tailored treatment plans that align with their specific needs and goals.

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