- Non-invasive and drug-free
- Can be used on a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions
- Can be used alone or in combination with other treatments
- May reduce the need for medication or surgery
- Can improve overall physical function and quality of life.
Trigger point release
A specialised area of physiotherapy/physical therapy for the management of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises.
- Improved joint mobility
- Pain relief
- Improved circulation
- Reduced muscle tension
- Improved tissue mobility
- Improved posture
Manual Therapy Therapeutic Effects
- Physiological:A positive placebo response can be produced.
- Biomechanical and Physical:Manual therapy facilitates tissue repair and modelling.
- Psychological:Manual therapy can reduce pain which improves an individual’s psychological state. This pain reduction is achieved by stimulating the pain-gate mechanism, muscle inhibition, reduction of nociceptive activity, and reduced intraarticular or periarticular pressure.
[A] Joint Mobilization
Joint mobilization is a manual (hands-on) therapy treatment meant to help decrease pain, improve range of motion, and increase function.
A therapist generally performs this technique by stabilizing one segment of a joint and applying manual pressure or traction to the nearby section. The applied force is usually directed in a plane of motion that is very tight, or hypomobile, in an effort to improve overall joint function.
Depending on the patient’s tolerance and the overall goals of the treatment, several different types of mobilizations may be used.
Joint mobilizations are known to be effective in reducing pain, improving range of motion, and enhancing the overall function in a targeted area.
This physical therapy technique has been found to have significant benefits in the treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal issues, including:
Knee osteoarthritis (wear-and-tear arthritis)
Lower back and neck pain
Lateral Epidondylitis (tennis elbow)
Lateral ankle sprains
- Mild osteoporosis (brittle bones)
- Inflammation in the joint
- Local fracture or tumor
[B] CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS
Chiropractic adjustment is a therapeutic treatment where a licensed chiropractor uses their hands or special instruments to manipulate joints in your body. This treatment is also called spinal manipulation or joint manipulation. A chiropractic adjustment can help reduce pain, correct your body’s alignment and how your body functions physically.
A popping or cracking sensation during a chiropractic adjustment is because of the gases, like oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide, released from your joints. Gas gets trapped in small cavities of your joints when you move and stretch. While this gas release may be more apparent during a chiropractic adjustment, you experience a similar sound when you crack your knuckles.
The conditions for chiropractic adjustments are done –
- Joint pain and dysfunction.
- Lower back pain.
- Neck pain.
- Stiff muscles or muscle aches.
- Helps minimize neck-related headaches.
- Improves your posture.
- Reduces pain and improves the range of motion in your spine and other joints.
- Reduces symptoms of chronic conditions like osteoarthritis.
- Treats minor neck or spine injuries.