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What is Manual Therapy?​

      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b3b-136bad  _cc781905-5cde-3194- ccde-3194cf13631365c5cf3b31994cbdc13653155cf -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ Manual therapy or manipulative therapy is a physical therapy method used by physical therapists or physiotherapists to treat musculoskeletal pain or disability. Manual therapy means manual therapy. It mostly includes soft tissue/fascia release (myofascial release, muscle-energy techniques, trigger point therapy, strain-counterstrain), joint mobilization and joint manipulation/thrust, nerve mobilization and traction.

      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cde There is evidence in ancient writings that Hippocrates used spinal traction methods. In his writings on 'adjusting the joints with the lever arm', Hippocrates describes the manipulation technique he used in wrestlers with shoulder dislocations. New research also reveals that complex neurophysiological mechanisms are at work and that beneficial psychological effects should not be ignored by appropriate intervention after the examination.​

Federation ( IFOMPT) described the effect of manual therapy as follows.​

  • It can improve tissue extensibility,

  • It can increase the range of motion of the joint complex,

  • It can activate soft tissues,

  • Provides soft tissue and joint mobilization and manipulation,

  • It causes relaxation

  • Helps change muscle function

  • It can regulate pain,

  • Reduces soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction of movement​

      _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b3b-136bad  _cc781905-5cde-3194- ccde-3194cf13631365c5cf3b31994cbdc13653155cf -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ The goal is not only to reduce pain, but also, as we mentioned above, to return the body to healthy and efficient movement patterns, combining it with functional strength and stability.


What does manual therapy involve?​

There are       _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-58d_bad5cf ; Like Mulligan Concept, Maitland, Cyriax and kinetic control. It includes joint mobilization and manipulation. Afterwards, post isometric relaxation techniques and clinical taping techniques are used and supported with exercise according to the patient's needs.


In which areas does it apply?​

  • Back ailments

  • Neck ailments

  • headaches

  • shoulder problems

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • spine problems

  • TMJ problems

  • orthopedic problems

  • hip pain

  • ankle pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Migraine

  • Rehabilitation before and after surgery

  • sports injuries

  • rheumatic diseases

  • It is applied in joint pains such as calcification, shoulder and knee.

    What are the techniques used in manual therapy?

  • trigger point therapy

  • Dry Needle

  • electroacupuncture

  • Fascia release techniques

  • Graston technique

  • Kinesiology Taping

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