MANUAL THERAPY

MANUAL THERAPY

Definition

what is manual therapy?

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.

Definition

what is manual therapy?

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.

Without initial manifestation, immobile joints can often be the primary culprit for the following diagnoses

  • Disc prolapse (in the neighboring segment)
  • Arthritis: Hip-, knee joint -, retro patellar arthritis, rhiz arthritis, joint arthritis in the spine, iliosacral joint arthritis (iSG), acromioclavicular joint arthritis (ACG)
  • Strain of the syndesmosis
  • Groin pain
  • Hallux rigidus in the big
  • Dizziness (this needs to be clarified with the referring physician up front)
  • Torn hamstring in calves and front or back thigh
  • Carp tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Lumbago

Without initial manifestation, immobile joints can often be the primary culprit for the following diagnoses

  • Disc prolapse (in the neighboring segment)
  • Arthritis: Hip-, knee joint -, retro patellar arthritis, rhiz arthritis, joint arthritis in the spine, iliosacral joint arthritis (iSG), acromioclavicular joint arthritis (ACG)
  • Strain of the syndesmosis
  • Groin pain
  • Hallux rigidus in the big
  • Dizziness (this needs to be clarified with the referring physician up front)
  • Torn hamstring in calves and front or back thigh
  • Carp tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Lumbago

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would you like to book an appointment?

Check out our new online booking tool!
Select your desired date and time for the required therapy. You will then receive a confirmation of your appointment by email.

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Marktgasse 3
4051 Basel

061 262 09 06
info@physio-schifflaendi.ch

Contact

how to find us

Marktgasse 3
4051 Basel

061 262 09 06
info@physio-schifflaendi.ch