Manual therapy is hands on treatment intended to produce any or all of the following affects:
- mobilize soft tissues and joints
- increase range of motion
- manage pain and inflammation
- improve tissue length
This process can take many forms:
- Myofascial Release – Fascial system is the connective tissue that is found throughout the body. It is easily injured or damaged. In this therapeutic maneuver, the therapist uses long, slow, stretching movements to increase circulation.
- Joint Mobilization and Manipulation – In this technique, the joints and soft tissues are moved into specific motions to increase and restore mobility.
As you might imagine, this therapy involves extensive training and continuing education. At Motion Matters our physiotherapists have post-graduate training and courses to remain current on the best procedures and techniques.
Please feel free to discuss this therapeutic option with your physiotherapist. We appreciate feedback and always strive to improve our services.