Are you experiencing chronic pain or discomfort in your muscles and joints? Have you tried various treatments and still not found relief?
Manual therapy may be just what you need. This human-touch approach to healing focuses on manipulating the body’s soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia, on improving the range of motion, reducing pain, and promoting overall wellness.
But what exactly is manual therapy? Let’s explore
Manual therapy is a hands-on approach to healing the body’s soft tissues and joints through massage, stretching, kneading, and manipulating the muscles to improve health function, reduce pain, and promote overall wellness. It has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and is often used in addition to other treatments, such as exercise and medication.
The benefits of manual therapy are numerous. It can help improve joint mobility and range of motion, reduce pain and inflammation, decrease muscle tension, and promote relaxation. It is also effective in improving blood and lymphatic circulation, boosting the immune system and promoting tissue healing.
It is also a popular treatment for conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia. It is also used in sports medicine to help athletes recover from injuries and improve performance. Major types of manual therapy are listed below:
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Manual therapy can benefit individuals experiencing chronic pain or discomfort and those seeking to improve their overall musculoskeletal health. It is commonly used in the treatment of conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and many others.
Manual therapy techniques include massage therapy, joint mobilization, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, and many others. The specific techniques used will depend on the individual's condition and goals, as well as the therapist's training and experience.
Manual therapy is generally considered safe for most individuals. However, as with any treatment, there are some risks involved, such as soreness or bruising after treatment. It is important to work with a trained professional who can assess your individual needs and ensure that the treatment is safe and effective for you. Next Step Physio can offer you the right guidance here.
The number of sessions needed will depend on the individual's condition and goals, as well as the therapist's recommendations. In general, a course of treatment may involve several sessions over a period of weeks or months.
You can ask for recommendations from your doctor, physical therapist, or another healthcare provider to find a qualified manual therapist. At Next Step Physio, we ensure you get the best qualified, licensed manual therapists who provide relief and comfort with personal care and mental support. Book your appointment today.