Manual and manipulative therapy
Orthopaedic manual physiotherapy is a specialised area of physiotherapy for the management of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises. This approach also encompasses, and is driven by, the available scientific and clinical evidence and the biopsychosocial framework of each individual patient.
Manual therapy is a ‘hands on’ treatment that may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement. It also uses muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part or having the patient move the body part against the therapist’s resistance to improve muscle activation and timing.
Our physiotherapists have recognised training with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. They have completed extensive post-graduate education and attained internationally recognized qualifications in hands-on manipulative therapy with the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapists. The focus of this approach is research-guided manual techniques that speed up patient recovery.