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Patient Education

Manual therapy education

What is Manual Therapy?

Manual therapy is a multidimensional and hands on approach towards evaluating and treating musculoskeletal injuries. It is a structured and evidence based process that helps therapists differentiate between injuries of the muscles, ligaments, joints, nerves and fascial systems.

manual therapy technique

What does Manual Therapy treatment do?

Increases circulation and promote healing
Decreases pain and swelling
Increases range of motion
Activates musculature in ideal length
Improves joint position sense and balance

Manual therapy

What is Orthepedic Physiotherapy?

Orthopedic physiotherapy is a therapy that evaluates, treats, and aims to prevent bodily injuries that occur through wear and tear or through unexpected injuries. Using only conservative methods, physiotherapists evaluate how you move, how strong you are, how your nerves are working and many other aspects of your physical capacity. After developing a clinical diagnosis through extensive testing and experience, the therapist then treats the injury through manual techniques, exercise, education and pain relief modalities. At times referrals are made to other health care professionals if deemed necessary by the physiotherapist. Physiotherapy can be appropriate at any age and for any activity level.

Common injuries treated at Physio 360
What are some of the most common injuries treated by Orthopedic Physiotherapists?

Back pain, herniated discs, stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis and other congenital variations

Headaches, dizziness, jaw pain, acute rye (stiff) neck

Plantar fasciitis or carpal tunnel syndrome

Sciatic, femoral nerve or brachial plexus injuries, peripheral nerve damage

Car accidents, whiplash , falls or trauma

Post pregnancy pain, spinal or peripheral instability

Breathing and motor control dysfunction

Post operative rehabilitation- range of motion, strengthening and return to function

Healed fractures or dislocations/subluxations

Tennis elbow, golfers elbow, shin splints

Tendinitis/osis, arthritis/osis, sprains, strains, tears

Posture, ergonomics, sleeping position suggestions

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