Manual, manipulative physiotherapy is the management of orthopaedic conditions using manual, hands-on therapeutic approaches. These include passive movement of joints and carefully controlled manually guided high velocity low amplitude thrust techniques (manipulation). These techniques are utilised to improve physiological function and range of motion at joints. Other manual techniques include soft tissue mobilisation, manual stretching and neural glides.
Some Manipulative/Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have enhanced their knowledge and investigative skills by studying for postgraduate qualifications. These practitioners have acquired qualifications that equip them with the tools for advanced diagnosis and treatment.
While all physiotherapists can help relieve a wide range of painful conditions, our manipulative/musculoskeletal physiotherapists have advanced qualifications in treating musculoskeletal problems.
Before any treatment is initiated our therapists will complete a comprehensive subjective history allowing for continuous clinical-reasoning that is followed with a thorough physical examination.