Manual therapy is a branch of physiotherapy focused on the treatment of joints, spine and muscles. It is based on the use of safe and effective manual techniques aimed at mobilization painful or suffering from other ailments places on the patient’s body, manipulation of the joints and influencing soft tissues (fascia, ligaments, tendons, muscles), and through them on the system nervous.
Simultaneously, our physiotherapists teach the patient what factors can trigger specific pain symptoms (e.g. stress, incorrect movement patterns or body posture) and how to avoid them – this part is what we call educational therapy in combination with manual techniques, which allows the patient to get rid of the symptoms for a long time and restore normal mobility in blocked parts of the body (e.g. the spine or peripheral joints).
Treatment methods are selected by the therapist after consultation with the patient. Depending on the area of the body affected by pain, it may be used:
Manual therapy is also an opportunity to consult a therapist about your ailments during the visit (it is worth taking any X-ray or MRI test results with you). Our specialists will choose appropriate therapy and the number of treatments necessary to fully improve the patient’s health. The average number of visits depends on the type of disease, cooperation with the therapist and individual regenerative possibilities.
A single therapeutic session lasts up to 45 minutes, and the exact time is set by the physiotherapist, depending on the type of therapy chosen technique. Therapeutic sessions are divided into two parts: treatment and self-therapy lessons.
The treatment part includes:
Our physiotherapists teach patients the so-called self-therapy, which consists of such elements as:
Among the indications for treatments, there are a dozen or so ailments within the spine and limbs.
The following are the contraindications for performing manual therapy procedures:
We cordially invite you to consultations at the rehabilitation center of our clinic and treatments by our specialists at our clinic.