Orthopaedic manual therapy is a hands-on treatment provided by the Physiotherapist. The treatment may include moving joints in specific directions to regain movement (joint mobilization and manipulation), muscle stretching and passive movements of the affected body part. Specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.
Orthopaedic manual Therapists treat acute and chronic conditions in body regions including the head, neck, back, arms and legs. A very important part of the treatment is the initial check up and anamnesis. The therapist spends time in taking the medical history as the body is a complex system.
Manual Therapy is used for example for
- pain in face, jawbone, ear
- Neck pain
- backpain and pain ih shoulders
- problems in the ellbow f.e. tennis ellbow
- problems in the hands f.e. Carpal canal syndrome
- Disc Problems, f.e. Herniated discs (“slipped discs”)
- irritated nerves f.e. Sciatica
- arthrosis, arthritis in hips, knees, fingers
- achilles tendon problems (“hamstrings”)