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Manual Therapy

Chiropractic, osteopathy, manual therapy. Therapist doing healing treatment on man's back . Alternative medicine, pain relief conceptWithin the physiotherapy profession, manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physiotherapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of reducing pain; increasing range of motion; reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; improving tissue repair; facilitating movement; and improving function.

Manual therapy is performed with the hands of the therapist directly contact with the body to treat the muscle, joint or other soft tissues.