Manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing skilled, 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.
Manual Therapy introduces new concept to the body giving the opportunity to heal itself. It adds, “Life to years” as
opposed to. “Years to life”. In manual therapy, we stick to the notion that positive environment plus positive
attitude and equally positive result. Manual Therapy consists of manipulations and mobilizations via various
accessory glides of different skeletal joints through the hands of a skilled Physiotherapist in the form of
single controlled High velocity thrusts beyond the physiological range but within anatomical range or Small
amplitude accessory glides within physiological range.
The main purpose of this intervention is to reduce skeletal soft tissue pain, increase range of motion of Hypo mobile
joint, to realign the altered biomechanical or faulty posture with a safe and logical approach. Manual Therapy
deals with neurological and muscular problem as well as assessment, evaluation and treatment plans of the patient.