manual therapy


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manual therapy

Direct patient contact mobilisation designed and performed by a licensed physical therapist (PT), or supervised assistant, which is intended to restore joint or soft tissue mobility and reduce joint contracture.

man·u·al ther·a·py

(man'yū-ăl thār'ă-pē)
The use of skilled hand movements to manipulate tissues of the body to restore movement, alleviate pain, promote general health, or induce relaxation.

manual therapy

A collection of techniques in which hand movements are skillfully applied to mobilize joints and soft tissues. These techniques may be used to alleviate pain, improve motion, induce relaxation, reduce edema, and improve pulmonary and musculoskeletal function. See: manipulation; joint mobilization; soft-tissue mobilization
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Intensive Manual Therapy Program utilizes CranioSacral Therapy and related manual therapies
Charles county, recently moved back from Seattle, Washington where he had been working for over 10 years as a full time manual therapist and clinical instructor for Post-Graduate Residency and Fellowship manual therapy students.
This was a very successful conference, the profits of which seeded the NZMTA scholarship trust fund, now used to fund research into manual therapy in NZ.
Attitudes towards massage modify effects of manual therapy in breast cancer survivors: a randomised clinical trial with crossover design.
In this update of the 2003 edition that incorporates new evidence supporting spinal manual therapy, Makofsky (physical therapy, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY), introduces students to the basics of this therapy for conditions of the spine, pelvis, and temporomandibular joint as they relate to clinical practice.
This single blind randomised study suggests that supervised exercises combined with some manual therapy techniques for shoulder pain (Bohmer et al 1998, Baltaci 2003) are superior to extracorporeal shockwave treatment for decreasing shoulder pain and disability.
The move, by the South Wales Osteopathy Society, comes after the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) said manual therapy and acupuncture should be used as first-line treatments for back pain.
Summary: Back pain sufferers could soon get access to alternative treatments on the NHS, including acupuncture and manual therapy.
PEOPLE who suffer from lower back pain should get NHS access to treatments including acupuncture and manual therapy, a health watchdog said today.
PEOPLE who suffer from lower back pain should get access to treatments including acupuncture and manual therapy, a health watchdog revealed.
She earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Eastern Washington University and has been practicing in outpatient physical therapy settings that integrate manual therapy and Pilates-based movement re-education for nine years.
Integrative manual therapy (IMT) is one modality, which can decrease low back pain and increase stability and flexibility in pregnant women.