Help Your Joints Move Freely Once Again with Manipulative Therapy
Are your joints paining you? If so, manipulative therapy can help.
Manipulative therapy is a type of manual physiotherapy and massage therapy that helps mobilize the joints to ease pain, decrease inflammation, and improve movement.
Manipulative therapy implies that we will be moving the joint in a high velocity, low amplitude thrust, typically to gain range of motion or provide a neurophysiological response in order to release tissue around the area. Only practitioners who have completed dedicated training can perform these techniques. The benefits for some people can be quite rewarding. Your therapist will be able to discuss this with you after your assessment should this be a treatment option that might help you achieve your rehabilitation goals.
If your joints are painful or uncomfortable and you are looking for relief, we can help with the mobilization techniques you need. Contact Anatomy Physiotherapy Clinic today to consult with one of our Ottawa physiotherapists or registered massage therapists and discover the many ways manipulative therapy can benefit you.
Orthopedic joint injuries, defined
Before we can describe our rehabilitation services, it is important to define exactly what an orthopedic joint injury is. An orthopedic injury is any injury that results in damage to the musculoskeletal system (the bones and joints in your body) as a result of some trauma or accident. Therefore, an orthopedic joint injury would focus on trauma sustained specifically to the joints.
A couple of the most common surgeries for orthopedic joint injuries include shoulder surgeries and knee replacements. While many orthopedic joint injuries are athletic-based, it is possible for them to develop from other causes.
If you are noticing pain in your joint(s), or if you have undergone surgical repair for an orthopedic joint injury, don’t hesitate to contact us today to get started on a rehabilitation plan. With manipulative therapy, we can help make your recovery process as smooth and quick as possible.
How will manipulative therapy help relieve my joint pain?
Our Ottawa physiotherapists or registered massage therapists are movement experts who are all highly trained in the mobilization techniques of manipulative therapy. These techniques can help your joints function normally once again, while also improving your musculoskeletal health, decreasing pain, and allowing for full range of motion.
To determine the best manipulative therapy techniques for your needs, your physiotherapist will need to know about the severity/location of joint pain you are experiencing, the times of day when the pain is worse, any tasks or motions that seem to exacerbate the pain, and any physical activities that you engage in on a regular basis.
At your initial visit, your physiotherapist will likely run you through a series of simple tests. These will be done to test your range of motion, balance, and posture. This information will be used to help create a customized manipulative therapy regimen that will help to relieve joint pain, strengthen the surrounding muscles, and support joint function overall.
Get started today
Still living with painful or stiff joints? Our manipulative therapy services can help! At Anatomy Physiotherapy Clinic, it is our goal to get you moving freely once again. Contact our Ottawa physiotherapy and massage therapy office to get started.