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A Manual Therapy technique involves skilled hand movements and passive movements of joints and soft tissue. It is intended to improve tissue extensibility, increase range of motion, induce relaxation, mobilize soft tissues and joints, modulate pain, and reduce swelling, inflammation, and restriction of soft tissues. A variety of techniques may be used, including manual traction, soft tissue manipulation, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion. Physical therapists are specialists who select, prescribe, and implement manual therapies in order to minimize pain, restore function, enhance health and wellness, enhance or maintain physical performance; increase the ability to move; or prevent or remedy impairments in body functions and structures, activity limitations, or participation restrictions in order to make physical function better.

In myofascial therapy, muscles and connective tissues are targeted, and flexibility and mobility of these tissues are promoted. There are different types of Myofascial Release, ranging from simple pressure to a lot more complex techniques like other types of traction, that aim to eliminate pain and restore movement by gently applying sustained pressure into restricted Myofascial connective tissues.

A low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon. Myofascial Release Treatments are performed directly on the skin without the use of oils, creams or machinery. As a result, the therapist is able to correctly detect fascial restrictions and apply sustained pressure in order to facilitate fascial release.

It is possible to treat inflammation with soft tissue manipulation. Firm, direct pressure relaxes hypertensive muscles and stretches tight fascial structures.

It is said that friction massage helps to mobilize adhesions between fascial layers, muscles, compartments, and other soft tissues.

There are many trigger point techniques. While some techniques target trigger points and taut bands directly, others are fascial release techniques that affect a larger area of muscle and its fascia.

When we stretch, we keep the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in our joints. Otherwise, the muscles shorten and become tight. Consequently, the muscles cannot extend all the way when you call on them. You could suffer from joint pain, sprains, and muscle damage. During rehabilitation, stretching is often recommended. The purpose of stretching is to increase muscle length and range of motion, or to align collagen fibers during muscle recovery.

An effective method of providing greater range of motion (ROM) and pain relief to patients is joint manipulation. Joint manipulation, which is sometimes called ‘manual therapy,’ utilizes a variety of techniques to help patients.

Joint Manipulation: what are its benefits?

Physiotherapy and healthcare professionals use joint manipulation to help reduce pain and improve range of motion while working in conjunction with other treatments to improve patient quality of life.

Joint Dysfunctions and their causes

Joint dysfunction can be caused by a number of issues including:


As a result of being confined to a wheelchair or bed, people may suffer from serious joint pain and damage.


Over a short period of intense exertion or through continuous use for a lifetime.


The result of an accident, injury, or an extended period of time.

Natural joint dysfunction

Over time, joints deteriorate naturally, but that doesn’t make the process any less painful, inconvenient, or damaging. Joint manipulation is one way to combat joint dysfunction.


The emergence of unrelated and related issues following an operation.

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