Manual therapy

Manual therapy

The manual therapist is a physiotherapist who has specialized further through a 3-year master’s degree. In doing so, he/she has gained the knowledge to be able to investigate and treat orthopedic and spine-related complaints even better.

By moving the body parts around the joint in a certain way, the mobility of the joints can be quickly increased and the pain can decrease.

The techniques consist of gentle pulling or pushing movements. Sometimes the manual therapist supplements this treatment with dosed impulse techniques. 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.

Physical / manual therapist :
Maarten Melief, MSc

Maarten Melief

Physical / manual therapist :
Robert Vlek, MSc

Robert Stain
Physical / manual therapist :
Bouke Hepkema, MSc
Bouke Hepkema - manual therapist

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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