Manual Therapy Oakville, ON

Manual Therapy

Ready to Find Natural Pain Relief? Manual Therapy Can Help

Find Fast, Effective, and Safe Pain Relief with Manual Therapy

We receive many first-time physiotherapy patients who come in thinking their treatments will be painful, uncomfortable, or even agonizing due to the condition they are in. However, that is not the case at all!

If you are suffering from pain as a result of injury, illness, or surgical procedure, it is likely that you would benefit from manual physiotherapy, at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation. If you are apprehensive, let us ease your mind a bit. Our Oakville, ON physiotherapists, use manual therapy techniques that are meant to relieve your pain, while simultaneously improving your body’s function.

What will a manual therapy treatment plan look like?

Our Oakville, ON physiotherapists are highly trained in diagnosing and treating movement disorders. Your treatment plan will likely include several different therapies, all aimed at helping a specific function of your body. Some exercises may focus on improving your balance and strength, while others may focus on increasing your range of motion. 

Manual therapy may be included in the initial phases of your treatment plan as a pain-relieving modality.

Is manual therapy safe?

In a word – yes! One of the greatest aspects of manual therapy is that it is non-invasive. It also doesn’t require any harmful medications. Instead, our physiotherapists use a variety of techniques that help move your tendons, ligaments, and joints in ways that relieve pain and promote healing. 

Our Oakville, ON physiotherapists are highly trained medical professionals who understand the limitations of your body, as well as its capabilities. In fact, many patients notice significant pain relief and improvement in mobility after just one session.

What are the different types of manual therapy?

Manual therapy techniques may include, but are not limited to:

Soft Tissue Mobilization

Our Oakville, ON physiotherapists use soft tissue mobilization treatments as a way to manipulate the soft tissues.  This is done through deep pressure and rhythmic stretching, allowing them to find and mobilize areas of your body that are heavily restricted. 

It was previously thought that soft tissue mobilization was used to break up scar tissue and adhesions, as well as help to improve blood flow and circulation of the affected muscles and soft tissues. But we now know that is not the case.  Truthfully, we still don’t know why this type of therapy has the benefits it does, and can only hypothesize that it is through some type of neurophysiological mechanism.

Joint Mobilization

When you experience severe pain after sustaining an injury, it can be the result of a restricted joint. Our physiotherapists are specially trained to mobilize restricted joints by applying pressure at a low velocity. 

Mobilization techniques are safe, effective, and painless, allowing for an increase in your range of motion, reduction in pain, and the improvement of the restricted joint’s mobility.

Mobilization with Movement – Mulligan Concept

Through the Mulligan Concept, our Oakville, ON physiotherapists are guided by the simple rule to avoid causing any pain to their patients. Instead, we apply mobilization with movement with our hands or specialized straps to mobilize the spine and peripheral joints in a more tolerable way. By using this concept, we can reduce pain and stiffness.

Manual traction

When our physiotherapists perform manual traction, they will apply a gentle “pulling” force to a certain area of the body, in order to gently stretch the soft tissues and restore normal, natural movement. While the neck is the most common area for manual traction, it can also be performed on other parts of the body including the arms, legs, and back.

Find relief with manual therapy today!

If you are interested in gaining the many benefits of manual therapy, book an appointment with Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today! 

Our dedicated physiotherapists will be happy to meet with you and get you moving once again.