Techiniques may be used in both static positions or during slow controlled movements called 'mobilisations' to improve function in localised or larger component movements.
Spinal nerves can frequently produce symptoms within the limbs and trunk.
Intermittant treatment of these nerve fibres at their junctions with other tissues in the periphery of the body may improve sensation disturbances as also reduce localised pain & even resolve restriction in movement(s).
Higher & softer grade mobilisations in varying angles aligned with joint surfaces articulation lines may increase joint range of movement & improve joint near soft tissue flexibility.
It commonly includes the manipulation of muscle tissue, joint mobilisations as also techniques for other soft tissue structures including nerve tissue.
Manual therapy is indicated as improving clinical outcomes related to neuro-musculoskeletal conditions when perfomed in a targeted & controlled manner with an evidence based practice approach.
Most Physical therapists employ manual therapy techniques within thier fields & these techniques may be employed to benefit a wide range of functional improvements from breathing to nerve pain.
HTCs Lead Therapist Stuart Unthank is a specialist in Manual therapy & is a qualified member of the MACP (Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) as also a member of the IFOMT (International Federation of Manual Therapists).
He specialises in spinal manual therapy in particular.