When should you perform manual therapy with your patient, and when should you perform other treatments? How can you clinically reason through your assessment and treatment to identify whether your manual therapy is effective or not?
In this 5 minute Physio tips video, I discuss clinical reasoning around manual therapy to help you get the most out of your manual therapy. You will discover:
- What is the point of manual therapy?
- Identifying any relationship between symptoms and painful areas
- When manual therapy is supported in treatment, and when it is not
- Pain reproduction vs restriction in movement
- Type of pain that responds best to Physiotherapy treatment
- Objective assessment and relationship between function, range of movement and pain
- How to identify spinal levels that are involved in your patients pain and restriction of movement
- How can you identify which levels to perform mobilisation or Mobilisation with movement
- Ensuring changes in pain and ROM from your manual therapy are significant
- How much manual therapy should you perform before you expect a change