Manual Therapy in Edmonton

Manual Therapy Treatment in Edmonton

Manual Therapy is a hands-on approach physical therapists use to treat neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions. It is an integral part of any treatment plan as it promotes optimal movement, function and pain relief. Manual Therapy can be performed on various structures in the body, including joints, muscles, connective tissue and nerve tissue. It encompasses a variety of techniques such as:

Physical therapists receive post-graduate training in manual therapy in Canada through the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopaedic Division. Our skilled manual therapists are available to treat all your mobility needs.

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Manual Therapy Process

When you come in for an assessment, the physical therapist will ask you questions about your condition and treatment goals. Then, they will perform an objective assessment which includes observation, active and passive movements and measurements, strength testing, palpation of tissue, joint mobility assessment, neural mobility assessment and various other special tests.

Following the initial evaluation, the therapist will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan geared toward your goals. In our clinics, manual therapy is combined with other parts of physical therapy (exercise, education, home programs, modalities and more) to ensure a quick and successful recovery. Any proposed techniques will be described fully, and consent will be obtained before any treatment. During your session, your therapist will listen to your feedback making sure that you are comfortable. This communication between you and your physical therapist is vital for successful treatment.

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Manual Therapy Joint Manipulation

One form of manual Therapy is called joint manipulation. Manipulation involves a passive, high velocity, low amplitude thrust to a joint complex to help restore optimal movement, increase function, and reduce pain. Our team includes therapists who have undergone the special training and qualifications required to perform spinal manipulation.

Each physical therapy program is tailored specifically to the patient’s individualized needs. Your therapist will continuously monitor and reassess your progress, making appropriate adjustments to your treatment to reach your pre-determined goals. The care and safety of our patients are of utmost importance as they strive to achieve their physical therapy goals.