This is a specialised form of physical therapy delivered with the hands as opposed to a device or machine. During manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension and join dysfunction.
Electrotherapy increases the blood flow to an area to enhance the tissue repair process or to control pain levels. High frequency sound waves are focused around the site of an injury by gently moving an ultrasonic head over the affected area causing vibrations and movement of cellular fluids. Ultrasound therapy is commonly used in the rehabilitation of muscle, tendon and ligament injuries.
A key part of rehabilitation is a graduated exercise program designed to return the effected body part to a normal level of function. The Physiotherapist will begin with developing mobilization which starts with gentle range-of-motion exercises and then moves on to stretching and strengthening exercise when you can without increasing pain. See more