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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The society will not provide physical treatment to victims aside from psychiatric help and moral support.
Seeking lawful physical treatment is also an act of obedience to Allah.
You have pre-treatment, then physical treatment followed by biological treatment.
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The building features a range of other services including a cafe, mental health act tribunal offices, a faith centre, a physical treatment suite, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and exercise therapy.
These mind body therapies emphasise in using the mind in affiliation with physical treatment to aid the healing process.
Vandenberg's physical treatment of his works, in combination with the figures in his imagery, exposes an almost human fragility, a quality that curator Jan Hoet once called a "reckless vulnerability.