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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Manual therapy is a clinical approach that uses therapeutic touch or different hands-on techniques to reduce pain, increase the range of motion, and reduce or eliminate soft tissue inflammation.
Movement and manual therapy for adults with arthritis: 2012 National Health
The center specializes in manual therapy, orthopedics, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, sports medicine, neurological rehabilitation, pain management, gait training, spine therapy, fall prevention, and work and industry services.
In the article titled "The Role of Descending Modulation in Manual Therapy and Its Analgesic Implications: A Narrative Review" [1], there was an error in the interpretation of the data presented by Plaza-Manzano et al.
Shaikh highlighting the importance of Physiotherapists said they help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
Objective: The aim of this work was to evaluate the effectiveness of exercise with manual therapy and exercise alone in adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.
In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction.
BOSTON -- Improvements in pain, stiffness, and physical function that occur with the addition of exercise therapy or manual therapy to usual care for patients at all stages of osteoarthritis extended out to 2 years in a randomized, controlled trial.
Orthopedic Manual Therapy: Assessment and Management