Manual therapy is a hands-on physiotherapy treatment used to treat muscle aches, joint pain, and limited range of motion. It encompasses a variety of techniques including soft tissue mobilization of muscles, specific joint mobilization, and joint manipulation to achieve fast relief of symptoms.

The three most notable forms of manual therapy are:

  • Manipulation is the application of a rapid force into a joint(s). Manipulation is often associated with an audible popping sound called cavitation.
  • Mobilization is a slower, more controlled process of articular and soft-tissue stretching intended to improve joint mobility.
  • Massage is typically the repetitive rubbing, stripping or kneading of muscle and fascia tissues to facilitate healing.

Manual therapy has been proven to be an important part of an overall conservative treatment plan for a variety of conditions including:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Stiffness/Limited Range of Motion
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Limited Joint Range of Motion
  • Capsule Tightness
  • Postsurgical Stiffness
  • Much More

Manual therapy is typically part of a complete treatment plan that is customized for your specific needs. Give us a call to learn how we can incorporate manual therapy into your rehabilitation program.

Manual Therapy for Chronic and Severe Pain

Manual therapy is great for treatment of joints, especially where ache and limited mobility are involved. Our joint pain relief therapy is purported to ease stiff joints, release knots in the muscle and relieve the worst kind of ache and discomfort.

Our therapies are aimed at achieving better and painless mobility of joints. We perform manual therapies on patients with new and chronic kind of back pains involving joint dysfunctions. Our manual therapies are equally helpful to manage pain caused from a pulled ligament or a sprain in the muscles as it is for a lingering pain at the shoulders. Patients may respond differently to shoulder pain physiotherapy but it is greatly effective in lowering pain, discomfort and stiffness of the most acute and chronic kind over the course of the therapy.Tennis elbow physiotherapy treatment is also a part of manual therapy which we take care of in our Physiotherapy Treatment.

We work by performing a group of techniques that are all focused on relaxing joint and muscle tensions. This helps manage the pain and improve joint flexibility over time. Aside from pain and discomfort, our manual therapies are also helpful in relaxing muscles, disintegrating scar tissues and promoting blood circulation in sites of pain. Our clinic locations are based North York and Downtown and takes care of all the Physiotherapy conditions.

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