The Manual Therapist remedies the functional disorder of the joint 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 rapidly increased. The pain decreases and the movement of the joints can improve.
Usually pulling gently or pushing against the body parts is sufficient. Sometimes the Manual Therapist supplements this treatment with dosed impulse techniques. The joints are then moved a little faster. One can sometimes hear a crackling sound. Most patients experience this as a short-lived, strange feeling, but generally do not find it painful. The effects are often immediately noticeable, you experience an increase in the freedom of movement and often a decrease in pain.
Maarten Melief, MSc
FOR WHICH COMPLAINTS IS MANULE THERAPY SUITABLE?
Head and neck pain with poor movement of the spine
Neck and shoulder complaints with radiation to the arms
UPPER back complaints, whether or not in combination with rib and chest pain
Low back complaints, with or pain to the legs
Certain forms of dizziness
Many complaints caused by disorders in the joints can be positively influenced by Manual Therapy. Whether Manual Therapy can also remedy your complaint will be apparent during the screening and / or the intake and the examination, but it is also dependent on your own efforts. For more information, please visit the website of the Dutch association for Manual Therapy .