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Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy
Manual therapy, or manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment primarily used by physiotherapists, to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability; it most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization, and joint manipulation.
Manual therapy can be defined differently (according to the profession describing it) to state what is permitted within a practitioners scope of practice. Within the physical therapy profession, manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.

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