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.

Manual therapy, or manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment primarily used by Physiotherapists, Osteopaths & Chiropractors to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability.

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.

Slow controlled vertebrae mobilisations at partcular levels can significantly improve neck movement and decrease associated / referred pain. Techniques such as these may decrease nerve irritation and indirectly improve nerve function.
The nerves for the upper limbs mainly exit from the mid-neck to upper chest spine levels.
Practised accurately and in line with appropriate indications, higher grade mobilisations (sometimes called manipulations) may drastically improve freedom of movement. which, would then be the basis of maintaining revitalised flexibility via targeted movement exercises.

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