Routinely, manual therapy is applied successfully for treating acute and chronic problems of the entire locomotor system, e.g. backache, joint trouble, muscle afflictions or function laesa. Manual therapy is considered both effective and joint-friendly concerning the joints of the limbs, spine, head and jaw, chest and pelvis. The therapy is also applied to patients who have undergone surgery or suffered sports injuries and to those who want to prevent further damage. Techniques used in manual therapy are suitable for pain relief, as well as to mobilise restrictions of the range of motion.
Manual therapy techniques
Mobilisation without impulse
Via traction, the therapist moves apart the two articular surfaces affected. This technique reduces pressure, eases pain and relieves the joint capsule and its surrounding ligaments
With the help of gliding techniques the physiotherapist moves the articular surfaces parallely, which improves the interplay of the joints and makes movements feel light again.
Relaxation, stretching and gliding techniques
Specific techniques of relaxation, stretching and gliding enhance the condition of the muscles and nerve pathways to exhaust a newly acquired range of motion.
Manipulation with impulse
This represents a gentle manipulation of the joints towards the direction which does not cause pain when moved.
Therapies/ application areas
- Pain in the neck, numbness
- Vertigo, vision and hearing defects
- Sleep disorders and attacks of sweating
- Acute and chronic sports injuries
- After diseases and accidents, residual pain
- Improvement of movement and blood circulation
- Restrictions of the range of motion, postural defects, backache
- Acute and chronic dysfunctions of the entire locomotor system (e.g. problems with the spine, cervical spine, muscles, joints, lower back pain, disc prolapse or whiplash)
- Headache and face ache (e.g. tinnitus, migraine, jaw problems, stiff neck, atlas dysfunction)
- Myofascial disorder, dysfunctions of spine and sacroiliac joint
Suggestions for therapeutic measures
- Dorn therapy
- Medical taping
- Fascial therapy
- Manual therapy
- Trigger point therapy
- Shock wave therapy
- Medical exercise therapy