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Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy?

Manual Therapy encompasses a variety of hands-on techniques including mobilisations of individual joints, muscle energy techniques, manipulations, distractions and soft tissue releases. Our physiotherapists have extensive manual therapy backgrounds, encompassing a variety of different techniques and styles to adapt to your presenting condition.

Manual Therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions including but not limited to osteoarthritis, tendinitis, headaches, low back and neck pain as well as more acute injuries such as ligament sprains and strains. It is often very effective in reducing pain and stiffness and getting you moving faster and more efficiently.

City Physio & Sports Injury Centre has been providing musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the MLC Centre for over 30 years. Our team are expertly trained in providing detailed full-body assessments and delivering personalised treatment for musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, headaches, neck and back pain.

What Is Manual Therapy?

 

Manual Therapy is the core of musculoskeletal physiotherapy and is something we pride ourselves on at City Physio. It encompasses a variety of hands-on techniques including joint mobilisations, muscle energy techniques, manipulations, distractions and soft tissue releases such as massage, myofascial release and frictions. 

The techniques we use most frequently would most often be myofascial releases which can feel more like a specific but pleasant deep tissue release. Some of the other techniques we use can be a little more uncomfortable but are targeted and very specific joint or rib mobilisations used to increase range and minimise dysfunction restricting movement. The power of manual therapy is that with an experienced manual therapist, the techniques can be easily adapted to the presenting complaint, used to settle pain, flush out swelling, improve movement at individual joints and minimise dysfunction in a whole-body system.

At City Physio, our physiotherapists have extensive manual therapy backgrounds, and receive regular and ongoing professional development and coaching in their hands-on techniques. This includes one-on-one training with our Principal Physio, Nicola MIchell, guest tutors and lecturers to the clinic, and regular access to manual therapy coursework endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. This ensures that all of our clinical staff have a variety of manual skills and techniques to ensure that you get the most appropriate technique for your presenting condition.

These techniques can be tailored to treat a variety of conditions including but not limited to osteoarthritis, tendinitis, headaches, low back and neck pain as well as more acute injuries such as ligament sprains and strains. It is often very effective in reducing pain and stiffness and getting you moving faster and more efficiently.

City Physio & Sports Injury Centre has been providing musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the MLC Centre for over 30 years. Our team are expertly trained in providing detailed full-body assessments and delivering personalised treatment for musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, headaches, neck and back pain