Physiotherapy Treatments for Manual Workers
What is Manual Therapy?
Manual therapy refers to the assessment and treatment of cardio-respiratory, neurological, and orthopaedic problems through the use of hands-on techniques like mobilisation and manipulation. It is used to increase range of motion, reduce pain, reduce or stop inflammation, and facilitate the ease of movement.
Manual workers focus on the soft tissue and connective tissue (fascia), nerves, and enhancing joint movement with the use of low amplitude, high velocity force.
Manual therapy is based on careful examination of the movement patterns of a patient, including compensatory movements and motion restrictions that can prevent healing. The patient is continuously assessed throughout treatment and techniques are altered based on the response of the patient to the treatment given.
To restore function faster and foster an improved sense of well-being, customised manual therapy treatments are used in conjunction with physical exercise and education.