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Manual therapy

Manual therapy focuses on the examination and treatment of complaints of the musculoskeletal system.

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    Peter Andrukonis

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    Manual therapy

    Manual therapy is a specialized form of physiotherapy that focuses on the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. It is often used for orthopaedic conditions such as broken bones, tendonitis, sprains, bursitis, muscle weakness, joint pain, sciatica, whiplash and movement disorders. Manual therapy can help alleviate the discomfort associated with these conditions while correcting underlying imbalances or impairments to support lasting healing.

    Manual therapy treatment

    Duration and price of manual therapy: 60 min €100 / 45 min €80 / 30 min €60
    Cash refund €40 - €80
    Preparations: No special preparations
    Duration of the results: Depending on the problem, repetition of the treatment often necessary

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    Advantages of manual therapy treatment

    Manual therapy has proven to be effective not only in treating existing injuries, but also in minimizing the risk of future injuries. Used correctly, it can improve the functionality of the musculoskeletal system and relieve pain associated with orthopaedic conditions. Studies show that manual physiotherapy is often the first choice for movement disorders. For some patients, manual orthopedic therapy can provide immediate symptom relief, while most experience gradual improvement over several sessions. Here are some of the main benefits of manual orthopaedic treatments:

    • Reduction of stress on affected joints by restoring appropriate posture and movement mechanics
    • Restoration of mobility through the reduction of inflammation-related scar tissue
    • Improvement in arthrokinematics, i.e. the movement between two joint surfaces
    • Acceleration of healing processes due to increased blood circulation in the affected area
    • Improve strength by learning correct motor control, which promotes coordination and balance
    • Reduction of tension in specific nerve structures
    • Relief of myofascial trigger points associated with chronic or permanent overuse syndromes.

    FAQ Manual therapy

    Frequently asked questions about manual therapy treatment

    During manual therapy, slight discomfort or temporary pain may occasionally occur, especially when treating sensitive areas or when using special techniques. It is essential to communicate any pain sensations to the practitioner during therapy so that they can adjust the intensity and method accordingly.

    The required number of manual therapy sessions varies depending on the type and severity of the complaints, the individual healing process and the therapeutic goals. The therapist develops a treatment plan tailored to the patient and determines the number of sessions required accordingly.

    The length of a manual therapy session varies depending on the therapist, the specific treatment requirements and the techniques used. A session usually lasts between 30 and 60 minutes.

    It is generally possible to continue everyday activities after a manual therapy session. However, it may be advisable to refrain from strenuous activities immediately after treatment to allow the body to recover. The therapist will make specific recommendations to modify activities accordingly.

    The time at which an improvement in symptoms becomes noticeable depends on factors such as the type and severity of the symptoms as well as the individual healing process and response to therapy. Some patients experience immediate relief, while others experience a gradual improvement over the course of treatment. The therapist monitors progress and adjusts the treatment plan if necessary.
    Yes, manual therapy can often be combined with other physiotherapeutic approaches such as exercises, electrotherapy or heat treatments. The therapist will recommend the best treatment approach for your individual case and, if necessary, work with other medical professionals such as doctors or sports trainers.
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