Manual therapy, or manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment primarily used by physical therapists, physiotherapists to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability; it most includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation.
We employ manual therapy and manipulation therapies for the treatment of health conditions and problems using a physical, hands-on intervention. Here in our physiotherapy clinics of Phoenix Rehab Group Singapore, we utilize and offer a range of manual techniques and solutions for you, depending on your medical conditions.
Using a manual and manipulative techniques are very useful in the management of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions, where pain can cause weakness and lack/fear of movement that leads to stiffness that in turn can set and lock
Often, a quick respond and result will follow when applied appropriately.
Some patients conditions will benefit from regular sports massage and deep tissue release sessions, to decrease muscle spasms that comes from pain, prolonged contraction.
Manual therapy practitioners often use therapeutic taping to relieve pressure on injured soft tissue, alter muscle firing patterns or prevent re-injury. Some techniques are designed to enhance lymphatic fluid exchange. After a soft tissue injury to muscles or tendons from sports activities, over exertion or repetitive strain injury swelling may impede blood flood to the area and slow healing. Elastic taping methods may relieve pressure from swollen tissue and enhance circulation to the injured area.
There are many different styles of manual therapy. It is a fundamental feature of ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and some forms of alternative medicine
as well. Those that are linked are what we have available in our physio clinics.