Manipulative Physiotherapy

Manipulative physiotherapy is the term used to describe the field of physiotherapy practice which relates to disorders of the musculoskeletal system

Physiotherapists who practise in this area, are skilled in the assessment, diagnosis and physiotherapy management of musculoskeletal conditions.

The physiotherapy profession recognises the importance of evidence based practice and actively encourages practitioners to consider the scientific evidence when developing management programs

Manipulative physiotherapists have advanced skills in the assessment, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions. These skills assist the medical practitioner with accurate, cost effective diagnosis and appropriate evidence based management. Manipulative physiotherapists in Australia have world leading expertise in the effective management of pain and other disorders related to the musculoskeletal system.

Manipulation of joints can be beneficial when there is stiffness and restriction in the joint range of movement. Sometimes we use a quick manipulative technique, other times we use a more gentle form of manipulation – called mobilizations – to improve movement in the joint

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