pursuit conditioning manual physiotherapy
Types of manual therapy include:
Joint Manipulation/Mobilization: Joint manipulations are rapid movements at the end of a joint’s range of motion to help release restricted areas and restore movement. Joint mobilizations are specific gliding of a restricted joint to help it ease into its full range of movement. Both techniques are used to reduce pain and restore movement.
Deep frictions: Pressure applied perpendicular to tissue fibers to bring circulation, reduce pain, and help connective tissue realign for injured tendons, ligaments, and muscle.
Soft tissue & fascial release: Massaging, kneading, and applying pressure through tight muscles and trigger points or fascia assists to bring about relaxation and circulation.
Muscle re-education techniques: For joints and muscles that are unstable/weak or too tight. These include muscle energy techniques and neuro-dynamic techniques in which the brain is involved in the re-patterning of movement to create change.