Manual, manipulative physiotherapy is the management of orthopaedic conditions using manual, hands-on therapeutic approaches. These include passive movement of joints and carefully controlled manually guided high velocity low amplitude thrust techniques (manipulation). These techniques are utilised to improve physiological function and range of motion at joints. Other manual techniques include soft tissue mobilisation, manual stretching and neural glides.
Myofascial release therapy is a form of manual therapy used to treat tight, painful knots found in muscle tissue. These are sometimes referred to as ‘trigger points’.
Myofascial release techniques are hands on treatments utilised to free up tight or knotted areas of tissue. Once released there is an increase in blood flow back into the affected tissue helping to reduce tension and alleviate pain.