Manual Therapy is a clinical approach based on skilled “hands on” therapy to decrease pain and improve the mobility of joints, soft tissues and nerves.
At Avon Chiropractic Healthcare, our Chiropractors have highly developed manual therapy skills acquired during their studies, through further postgraduate training and through years of experience in general practice.
Manual Therapy is used to assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of symptoms and conditions.
Chiropractors will usually combine manual therapy with exercise prescription and rehabilitation and advice to lead to a rapid and more complete recovery of your function.
Benefits of Manual Therapy:
Manual Therapy Techniques
Manual joints mobilisation or manipulation
Their aim is to increase joint mobility and a pain-free range of movement as well as a better circulation within the joint.
Joint mobilisations are skilled passive movements of varied intensities and amplitudes applied to a joint.
Joint manipulations are a passive movement with high velocity and low amplitude applied to a joint.
Manual soft tissues therapy
Manual Therapy of the soft tissues is the application of manual pressure to the skin, muscles and tendons, ligaments and fascia. The most common soft tissue manual techniques are: