Manual therapy is a method applied with targeted manual action. First the therapist locates the immobile joints and matches them with the symptoms of the patient. If needed, the mentioned joint is mobilized by pushing, pressure and pulling, often combined with a soft tissue technique such as stretching or relaxing. With manual therapy a normal range of movement can be achieved by loosening the once tense muscles and allowing nerves to transmit more easily. Circulation is increased and pain relief begins. Supportive selected exercises to stabilize or strengthen are added, to lead the joint back to former performance and load limits.