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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A combination of interventions of manual therapy and exercises did not distinguish the groups in the short term.
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A cum laude graduate of Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Science, Bohn is currently completing her advanced certification in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
Second, the trial's randomisation schedule determined which patients would receive manual therapy or not, rather than a clinician's judgement deciding this.
The group provides chiropractic services, manual therapy and massage for its clients, with a specialization in sports injuries, spinal rehabilitation, post surgical rehabilitation and nutrition.
If manual therapy works, we hope it can lead to improved, pain-free shoulder movement.
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The descriptions of physical examination and treatment provide cursory overviews of many tests and treatment techniques that are not detailed enough for new students of manual therapy to fully grasp, but work as an overview for more experienced practitioners.
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and Hong Kong -- we've developed a system that bridges the gap between subjective patient response, manual therapy and technology-assisted decision making," noted Ken Johnson, PT, BTE Technologies' director of clinical integration.