manual therapy

(redirected from Manipulative therapy)

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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Association of Spinal Manipulative Therapy With Clinical Benefit and Harm for Acute Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
6) General mechanisms and effects of spinal manipulative therapy (Basic science)
Chiropractic care for animals, officially known as Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT), is an alternative medicine treatment that may help some dogs stay active or regain previous activity levels.
Fleckenstein, who is also certified in veterinary spinal manipulative therapy and pain management and trained in herbal therapy.
5-7 Spinal manual therapy is used in treatment of LBP and significant improvement in Oswestry Disability Questionnaire(ODQ) and Numeric Pain Rating Scores (NPRS) were achieved from both thrust and non thrust manipulative therapy technique, but significant differences in ODQ was obtained in favour of thrust manipulation group.
Group A underwent a chiropractic Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) procedure, while Group B underwent nontherapeutic Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) procedure.
The treatment includes Hydrotherapy, Mud therapy, Massage & Manipulative Therapy,Counseling diet & fasting, Acupuncture, acupressure, solar/chromo therapy, magneto therapy, physiotherapy& various Yoga techniques/ asanas.
Ferreira ML, Ferreira PH, Latimer J, Herbert RD, Hodges PW, Jennings MD, Maher CG, Refshauge KM (2007) Comparison of general exercise, motor control exercise and spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low back pain: A randomized trial.
In a case report (20) about chiropractic manipulative therapy, the patient favorably responded to the treatment of CBM combined with ultrasound, cryotherapy, muscle stimulation, massage, and wrist supports, and the pain diminished at the 3rd month.