Manual Therapy within Sports Massage
What is Manual Therapy?
Manual therapy is a physical treatment used by practitioners from many disciplines and backgrounds, including massage therapists, physiotherapists, sports practitioners, osteopaths
Benefits of manual therapy include:
- Increased blood flow,
Releaseof muscular tension,
- Lengthening of
- Improved joint mobility.
These benefits can lead to a reduction in pain, improved postural issues, increased joint function and reduced the risk of injury.
Many patients notice immediate results from treatment and, when combined with a practical rehabilitation plan, these positive effects can be
Combines well within Sports Massage and Sports Therapy:
Manual therapy and joint
After warming up the area, manual therapy techniques and joint
Practitioners will have a strong underlying knowledge of anatomy and movement of the body as this is essential to providing effective treatment.
Practitioners from various disciplines use manual therapy as a treatment option. Manual therapy can be used on its own or combined with other modalities. Positive effects of manual therapy include:
- Reduced pain
Releaseof muscular tension
- Correction of postural issues
- Improved function of joints and soft tissue
- Reduced risk of injury
- Treatments are tailored to individual requirements.
- Different grades of treatment can be used.
- Many people notice immediate benefits from treatment.
- Practitioners should have a strong understanding of human anatomy and function.
- Training is essential to provide safe and effective treatments.
By Donna Tofield BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy – Proprietor and Sports Therapist at Activology
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