Spinal Manipulation

Spinal Manipulation Theraphy by Leigh, Manipulative Physiotherapist from RobinaManipulative therapy is a specialised area of physiotherapy. Manipulative physiotherapists are highly trained in assessing musculoskeletal disorders and perform similar manipulation as chiropractors and osteopaths. The clinical reasoning processes employed by manipulative physiotherapists enables them to reach a diagnosis consistent with the findings of the clinical examination and to treat the presenting condition in a highly effective manner.

There are different types of manipulative therapy techniques. These can range from a low grade movement, called “passive mobilising”, to a fast speed manipulative thrust, where one feels a click in the joint being manipulated, which act to restore normal pain free movement. There is strong evidence that manipulative therapy is more effective in the management of acute low back pain than rest, analgesics, or massage. More importantly, the combination of manipulative therapy and exercise is highly effective in the management of low back pain. One of the strengths of physiotherapy is that it offers a range of other modalities (such as exercise therapy, acupuncture and dry needling or taping) to complement and enhance the effects of manipulative therapy.

Physiotherapists at Robina Physiotherapy hold postgraduate qualifications in manipulative therapy and are highly skilled at assessing and treating spinal dysfunctions. For a consultation and treatment book on 55787233.