Manipulative therapy is a specialised area of manual therapy which involves high velocity thrust techniques, commonly known as "joint clicking". This is an effective technique used primarily to reduce pain levels in acute injuries along with a great way to improve joint mobility and restore normal body movement. The techniques are applied by post-graduate trained Physiotherapists who are confident the techniques are appropriate for each patient. This is commonly used for rehabilitation but also for maintaining a healthy lifestyle without posture or stiffness issues.
Occasionally described by therapists or patients as a sudden "click", the effects are generally immediate and not only limited to the musculoskeletal system. Research is showing more and more other aspects of manipulative therapy including beneficial neurophysiological (brain effects) effects and beneficial somatovisceral (organ) effects.
If you would like to find out more about our manipulative therapy service, please ring us on 03 3603606 and arrange an appointment to determine if manipulative therapy is appropriate for your personal needs!