Manual therapy

Manual therapy

The IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists) definition of manual therapy is “a specialised area of Physical Therapy for the management of NMS conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises”.

Our physical therapists integrate manual therapy, through soft-tissue treatments, mobilizations and manipulations, on the base of their different trainings that enrich the service provided to our patients.

Our physical therapists team, all considered, is extensively trained in different manual therapy approaches, methodologies and tecniques, such as:

  • OMT - Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy
  • MET - Medical Exercise Therapy
  • Mulligan
  • Maitland
  • Kaltenborn
  • Evidence-based manual therapy (patient-response approach)
  • MET - Muscle Energy Tecniques
  • IASTM - Instrument Assisted Soft Tissues Mobilization
  • PNF - Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • Myofascial release
  • further manual therapy approaches derived from additional training pathways

By the way it’s really necessary emphasising that, based on qualitative studies and scientific publications, whatever manual therapy approach primarily has a temporary pain modulation effect. To make sure this lasts and becomes permanent, it’s necessary evolving your care towards a more active rehabilitation, that’s the goal we chase as soon as it results feasible for our patients.