Manual therapy

Manual therapy

The manual therapist remedies the joint dysfunction by applying specific passive mobilizing movements. By moving the body parts around the joint in a certain way, the mobility of the joints can be quickly increased. The pain decreases and the movement of the joints can improve.

Usually a gentle pull or push against the body parts is sufficient. Sometimes the manual therapist this treatment with dosed impulse techniques. The joints are then moved a little faster. Sometimes a cracking or cracking sound is heard. Most patients experience this as a momentary strange feeling, but generally do not find it painful. The effects are often immediately noticeable, you experience an increase in freedom of movement and often a decrease in pain.

Physical / manual therapist :
Maarten Melief, MSc

Maarten Melief

Physical / manual therapist :
Robert Stain

Robert Stain

FOR WHICH COMPLAINTS IS MANUAL THERAPY SUITABLE?

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Head and neck pain with poor movement of the spine

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Neck and shoulder complaints with radiation to the arms

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UPPER back complaints, whether or not in combination with rib and chest pain

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Low back complaints, with or pain to the legs

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Certain forms of dizziness

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Hip complaints

Many complaints caused by joint disorders can be positively influenced by the manual therapist. Whether manual therapy can also remedy your complaint must become clear during the screening and / or intake and examination, but also depends on your own efforts.  For more information, please visit the website of the Dutch association for manual therapy .

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