Manual therapy is one of our most important tool which is a specialist hands on technique which includes mobilization and manipulation, and soft tissue therapy.
Mobilization of vertebrae is repetitive movement of a stiff articulating joint whereas manipulation is “high velocity low amplitude thrust technique” with a pop sound due to the air escaping out of the joint cavity is formed during the cavitation. We use evidence based manual therapy technique including Maitlands technique, Mulligans approach and Cyriax technique. Our physiotherapists are experienced in performing one or more of the above approaches carefully with minimal patient discomfort. Our physiotherapists do thorough assessment to identify the problem and rule out underlying pathology before performing any of the above techniques. Manual therapy techniques are used to diagnose the condition, helps in pain modulation, improve range of movement, restore function and accelerate recovery. Manual therapy has been found very effective in treating conditions like low back pain, whiplash associated disorders, tennis elbow, ankle sprains, knee injuries and Frozen shoulders.
Soft tissue techniques include massage, specialised stretching techniques called proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and muscle energy technique. The common massage techniques used by our therapists are trigger point release, Myofascial release, Deep transverse friction massage, and sports massage. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation is a technique where the antagonist muscle contraction facilitate the agonist muscle stretch. Muscle energy technique is a specialised manual therapy technique otherwise called myotactic activation where the musculoskeletal dysfunction is corrected by the the force produced by muscle contraction. Our physiotherapists are trained and experienced in one or more of the above techniques to meet your needs.