What is Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists with manual and manipulative therapy training use 'hands-on' treatment to help restore joint range of motion, muscle function, nerve mobility and to reduce pain. Treatment techniques may include joint mobilization or manipulation and soft tissue mobilization techniques. A comprehensive manual physiotherapy approach always involves biomechanical analysis and exercise prescription to augment/maintain the gains made in treatment.
Manual therapy techniques include: joint mobilization/manipulation, myofascial release, soft tissue release, strain-counter strain, muscle energy technique, neural (nerve) mobilization and the Mulligan concept, amongst others.
York Physiotherapy Associates is a recognized York Region leader in manual and manipulative physiotherapy. Several of our physiotherapists teach and/or act as mentors in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's post-graduate orthopaedic manual and manipulative therapy curriculum program.