Orthopaedic manual therapies are manual techniques utilized by a physiotherapist. They can be described as graded manipulative techniques applied to joint and soft tissue structures, (ie., muscle, ligament, tendon, fascia and nerve).
Manual therapy can:
- Improve the healing environment
- Increase joint range of motion
- Decrease pain
- Improve soft tissue elasticity
- Reduce scar tissue formation
Manual therapies can be used in both acute and chronic conditions.