What is it?
Physiotherapy treats conditions through the use of physical methods such as exercise, manipulation, mobilisation and massage.
Manipulation and mobilisation
Manipulation and mobilisation both involve twisting, pulling and forcing the bones and joints into different positions, it can be quick or slow, forceful or gentle. This can help in relaxation, decrease inflammation, increase flexibility, reduce pain and encourage healing.
Uses kneading and rubbing techniques on soft tissue such as the muscle. It can help in relaxation, decreasing pain, decreasing inflammation, increasing circulation and breaking up scar tissue.