Hands on Treatment

Manual Therapy is great for musculo-skeletal disorders

Manual therapy

Manual Therapy is great for musculoskeletal disorders

There are many different types of Manual therapy

  • Mobilisation – Gliding the joints in a rhythmical manner
  • Manipulation – Gap joint surfaces
  • Use muscle contractions to restrict or move joints.
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Dry Needling


Manual therapy aims to

  • Reduces pain and muscle spasm
  • Increase active movement
  • Activate weak muscles

Manual therapy is effective in treating neck and back pain and is recommended in national and international treatment guidelines. The majority of patients with spinal pain can expect to see a reduction in pain and improvement in function following a short course of manual therapy.

Exercises, given to you by your Chartered Physiotherapist, will compliment the manual therapy treatment and speed up your recovery.