Manual therapy, or manipulative therapy, is an integral part of most treatment sessions at Progression. Manual therapy is the use of hands-on mobilisation of restricted joints and tight muscular/fascial tissue. We use many forms of manual therapy, including joint mobilisation and manipulation, myofascial release (MFR), active release (ART), and muscle energy techniques (MET).
Research has demonstrated that manual therapy techniques can have a significant short-term effect in restoring movement to joints and muscle and in providing pain relief. This creates a window of opportunity to re-establish better and pain free movement, enabling further improvement as part of a therapeutic exercise program.
At the clinic we understand the need to follow up this short-term improvement in muscle and joint function with the incorporation of very specific therapeutic exercise to maintain this movement increase and establish joint stabilisation. All of the physiotherapists at the clinic have undergone extensive postgraduate training and certification in various forms of manual therapy.