A Physiotherapist is a primary health care practitioner who utilizes extensive knowledge in areas of orthopedics, neurology, cardiorespiratory, pediatrics, women’s health, seniors’ health, post-surgical procedures, and sports injuries.
A physiotherapist will complete an extensive assessment that may include your health history, evaluation of pain and movement patterns, strength, joint range of motion, reflexes, sensation and cardiorespiratory status. In addition, the physiotherapist examines relevant x-rays, laboratory tests, medical records, and surgical notes. Based on this assessment the physiotherapist establishes a diagnosis and develops individualized goals and physiotherapy treatment programs.
Manual therapy is a specialized form of Physiotherapy Treatment that involves a “hands-on approach” to assess and treat various musculoskeletal disorders.
Manual therapy is helpful for the treatment of spinal and peripheral joints and surrounding musculature that lack adequate mobility and range of motion. These limitations can result in pain, discomfort, postural dysfunction, and reduced functional mobility. Manual therapy focuses on normalizing joint arthrokinematics to restore biomechanics in order to provide relief for acute, sub-acute, and chronic pain conditions.
Manual Therapy Can be Divided Into Articular & Myofascial Techniques:
Articular Techniques: Joint Mobilization, Joint Manipulation, Joint Traction, Mulligans Method.
Myofascial Techniques: Deep Transverse, Friction Massage, Trigger point release, Soft-tissue Release.
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Cold Therapy or Cryotherapy
- Heat Therapy
- Electrical Stimulation
- Interferential Current (IFC) Therapy
- Postural Training
- Ergonomic Training
- Balance Exercises
- Fitting of Braces and Orthotic Devices
- Vertigo Treatment
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