Manual Therapy


Manual therapy is primarily used by medical professionals to treat muscle and tissue pain in patients suffering from an injury or a disability.

The aims are to:

  • Restore joint mobility
  • Optimise soft tissue flexibility
  • Assist reduction of pain locally

A full assessment will determine appropriateness of manual therapy. In some cases, after assessing the degree to which a person has been injured, your Physiotherapist may diagnose a patient with a strained muscle, which can be treated with rest and gentle soft tissue release.

Should the pain persist in the muscle, it is likely due to a restricted joint, which can be treated by a more specific form of manual therapy known as joint mobilization.

Our Physiotherapists have many years of experience which enables them to use their hands sensitively to feel muscle spasm, scar tissue and gauge responses of tissues to treatment.