Dynamic Motion physiotherapy will be closed as of 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 18th 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to re-open at 7:00am Monday, March 30th and will keep all our clients aware of the situation at hand. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Manual Therapy

What is Manual Therapy?

Manual therapy, or a “hands-on” approach to physiotherapy, leads to an improved movement of a joint. Manual therapy may consist of mobilizations or manipulations.

How does Manual Therapy work?

A mobilization is a passive movement that occurs at the joint. This technique requires a joint to be taken within, or to, the end of range without going past the end of range. With mobilizations, there is usually NOT a cavitation, or “crack”, produced. When mobilizations are being completed, patients will feel pressure over and around the affected area requires treatment but also the surrounding regions.

A manipulation is a movement that requires a joint to be taken to the end range position at which point, a low-amplitude, high-velocity thrust, is applied. Often, a manipulation will result in a cavitation, or “a crack”, and patients quite often report a decrease in pain with this cavitation. The purpose of a mobilization or a manipulation technique is to decrease pain, increase range of motion and increase function of a fixated joint.

Learn more about our Manual Therapy approach today! Give our physiotherapy clinic a call at 519-835-5586 or email us at info@dynamicmotionphysiotherapy.com