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 proof that her behavior and Agafea Mihalovna's was not instinctive, animal, irrational, was that apart from the physical treatment, the relief of suffering, both Agafea Mihalovna and Kitty required for the dying man something else more important than the physical treatment, and something which had nothing in common with physical conditions.
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The mental strength and psychological stability of the patient play a significant role in achieving a positive outcome to the physical treatment provided.
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My client was receiving psychiatric and physical treatment at a local addiction treatment centre," he told the court.
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Working with children who suffered from a chronic pain condition called complex regional pain syndrome, the researchers discovered that combining various intensive psychological and physical treatment approaches not only resulted in a lessening of pain, but also led to brain changes visible on brain scans.
The records contain little information on physical treatment except for the use of such general sedatives as potassium bromide or chloral hydrate.
It receives addicts and their families and a specialized team conducts psychological and physical treatment.
It is a physical treatment of cancer which has lesser side effects than chemotherapy.
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They [the government] are planning on seizing the press cards on which they [the government] have spilt blood," he wrote, in reference to the rough physical treatment experienced by some journalists of the yupek Media Group at the hands of police who entered the BugE-n daily's headquarters to escort new government-backed management trustees into the building last month.