Manual Therapy

Orthopaedic manual therapy is a specialisation of physiotherapy, for neuro-musculo-skeletal pathologies, based on a bio-psycho-social model of clinical reasoning and a specific therapeutic approach including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises such as:

  • Manipulations
  • Joint mobilization
  • Stretching techniques
  • Trigger points (manual or dry needling)
  • Harmonisation techniques
  • Neurodynamic techniques
  • Stabilisation and neuro-muscular coordination exercises

Manual therapy is based on scientific evidence, the expertise of the clinician and a rigorous clinical examination. Following this, the patient will be offered an appropriate treatment. The objectives are a reduction of pain and other symptoms as well as the optimisation of the patient’s functional activities in an efficient and sustainable manner.