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:
- 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.