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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Cervical arterial dissections and association with cervical manipulative therapy: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
It is meaningful to quantitatively analyze the kinematics of spinal manipulative therapy [17].
For the intervention program, two studies (32,36) compared IASTM with a control group, one study (35) compared IASTM to soft-tissue massage, one study (34) compared two intervention programs that included either IASTM, strengthening exercises, stretching, and chiropractic manipulative therapy, and one study (38) compared three intervention programs that included either IASTM, dynamic strengthening (e.g., single leg hops), or proprioception exercises.
Finally, as the study was undertaken within the framework of a manual therapy trial a selection bias should be considered, as the authors report that in the manual therapy trial, participants were excluded if the treating clinician did not feel manipulative therapy was indicated.
Tendon & Ligament Healing: A New Approach to Sports and Overuse Injury describes the author's manipulative therapy for serious and chronic work- and sports-related injuries.
Assendelft WJ, Morton SC, Yu Emily I, Suttorp MJ, Shekelle PG (2004) Spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: CD000447.
Spinal manipulative therapy appears to benefit paediatric mechanical neck pain resulting from day-today activities with no reported serious adverse events.
Potter et al., "A randomized controlled trial of exercise and manipulative therapy for cervicogenic headache," Spine, vol.
Summary of: Hancock MJ, Maher CG, Latimer J, McLachlan AJ, Cooper CW, Day RO, Spindler MF, McAuley JH (2007) Assessment of diclofenac or spinal manipulative therapy, or both, in addition to recommended first-line treatment for acute low back pain: a randomised controlled trial.
In 2013, Scholten, et al, conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 randomized controlled trials and found that when combining both non-musculoskeletal and musculoskeletal conditions, there is moderate level of evidence that manipulative therapy has a significant effect in adults on pain relief immediately after treatment.