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Manual therapy

Client receiving manual therapy

Location: Motion Matters Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, 170 Laurier Ave. W.

At Motion Matters we approach each client as an individual and deliver a rehabilitation program based on these needs. Our initial assessments provide us with a direction of treatment and on going reviews allow us to augment it as needed. We encourage your active participation in your recovery and look forward to being your partner along the way.

Manual Therapy is the application of "hands on" techniques delivered by the physiotherapist to the client. It involves gentle motions that encourage mobility at the joint and soft tissue levels. Physiotherapists are trained in postgraduate courses to further improve their manual therapy skills. At Motion Matters, our physiotherapists have an extensive amount of training in manual therapy and we continue to foster this life long learning.

Manual Therapy can be delivered in many forms. Myofascial Release is a form of Manual Therapy that encourages flexibility to the fascial system. The fascial system is a connective tissue that is continuous from head-to-toe. It is easily damaged by trauma and /or overuse. The therapist will apply long, slow stretching techniques that promote circulation to allow proper healing.

Joint Mobilization and manipulations are another form of Manual Therapy. These techniques are directed at encouraging specific motions at the joint surfaces. The degree of application of force is assessed and applied as appropriate.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a form of Manual Therapy aimed at the soft tissue. This technique involves the lymphatic system which assists in soft tissue health by supporting the circulatory system.

Your physiotherapist is able to discuss these concepts further with you. At Motion Matters, we value your inquires and feedback and encourage your active participation in your healing process.

Our Hours

Monday - Thursday 7 AM - 7 PM
Friday 7 AM - 6 PM
Appointments available upon request