Manual Physical Therapy

Manual Physical Therapy is a clinical approach utilizing specific hands-on techniques such as manipulation/mobilization to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures.

Manual therapy can only be provided by University-trained physiotherapists who have taken an extensive series of specialized courses.

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Conditions Treated

Benefits of Manual Physical Therapy

Helps to decrease the pain in your injury.
Helps to restore normal mobility and function.
Promotes the normalization of scar tissue to accelerate muscular healing.
Facilitates faster recovery times.

"I am back to my 10K run routine after just two months of treatment. Highly recommended! " ★★★★★

— Amir D.

manual physiotherapy

Physiotherapists that practice manual physical therapy are specially trained to use their hands to diagnose and treat restrictions in movement. This can include a variety of conditions involving the legs, arms, spine, pelvis, TMJ and many other areas of the body.

By using gentle hands-on techniques, manual therapy helps to reduce pain and muscle tension, and improve joint movement and function.

Manual therapy has also been proven to promote faster recovery times.

If you have an injury, disease or condition that involves your joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments, you may be a candidate for manual therapy.

Manual Physical Therapists use the following:

Joint Mobilization: This is a specialized technique where a rhythmic or sustained pressure is applied to the joints of the body to help to decrease pain and restore normal mobility and function.

This technique has also been found effective to promote the normalization of scar tissue and accelerates soft tissue up healing. It increases joint mobility by facilitating accessory motions, which are involuntary movements of the joints that bring about a full normal range of motion.

Joint Manipulation: This involves the skilled, quick, passive movement applied by a manual therapist to a specific joint. Joint manipulation helps to decrease pain in the injured area, as well as helps to restore normal mobility and function.

Soft Tissue Mobilization: This includes different techniques including massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release. Pressure is applied to the muscles, soft tissue, tendons and ligaments which helps to stimulate relaxation, increase circulation, break up scar tissue, and ease pain.