Manual therapy (therapy with hands) is a specialized form of physical therapy delivered with the hands,as opposed to a device,drug or surgery.It is practised successfully over a millenium in the USA and Europe by physiotherapists,karyopracters and osteopaths,who are specialized in their field.
This method is preferred widely in Turkey because it is fast,practical and highly successful in diagnosis,treatment and prevention of painful musculo-skeletal disorders.
Manual therapy provides rapid,painless methods such as mobilisation,manipulation and myofascial trigger point techniques for acute and chronic back pain,sacroiliac joint disorders and soft tissue injuries.Although majority of the patients expect a ‘cracking’ sound coming from the spine,manual therapy is more than this.The cracking sign is only one of the techniques of manual therapy.Manual physical therapy techniques are aimed at relaxing tense back muscles and restricted joints in order to decrease back pain and increase flexibility.
In Which Disorders is Manual Therapy Practised?
- Myofascial pain Syndrome
- Headache caused by Cervical disorders
- Joint limitations after bone fractures,joint prothesis
- Shoulder Disorders; Frozen Shoulder,Impingement Syndrome
- Elbow Disorders; Tennis/Golf player’s elbow
- Wrist Disorders; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren’s Contracture; Deformity and functional disorders of the hand and fingers caused by fibrous adhesions under the skin
- Hip Disorders ;Piriformis Syndrome (pathologic condition in which the Piriformis muscle compresses the Sciatic nerve), Luxation of the hip joint,Coxatrhrosis.
- Knee Disorders; Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries,Condropathies ( Cartilage damage),Meniscus tears
- Ankle Disorders;Epin Calcanei,Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome,Hallux Valgus (Toe) deformity
In Which Conditions is Manual Therapy Contraindicated?
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Unset bone fractures,Bone cysts
- Malignant Tumours.