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Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is perhaps one of the oldest treatment methods that can be said to be as old as humanity. Although it is known as an alternative medicine method, it is actually a scientific method whose success has been proven. It is actively used in the treatment of many diseases, especially pain, in Turkey as well as all over the world. So what is manual therapy, what diseases can it be used in the treatment of and what advantages does it have?


What is Manual Therapy?

Manual therapy is a treatment method that can be applied in all diseases related to physical therapy, especially in musculoskeletal disorders.

All methods applied in manual therapy are applied in the light of proven success. Since no device is used in manual therapy, it is referred to as "manual therapy" and this treatment method, which has been applied for centuries, has also managed to become a branch of science over the years.

In the manual treatment method, manual intervention is performed by a specialist doctor. There is a false belief among the people that manual therapy, which is a method applied especially in patients with a physical dysfunction and in painful conditions, is an "alternative medicine".

However, manual therapy is a completely scientific method. On the other hand, the specialist who performs manual therapy needs to have knowledge about human anatomy, the muscles in the body, the relationship between these muscles and the way they are attached, and the tissues affected by muscle movements.

In Which Diseases Is Manual Therapy Effective?

Manual therapy is a method commonly used in hernia treatment. But the application areas are not limited to this. It is very effective in solving many orthopedic problems. In cases where the lumbar region loses its mobility due to reasons such as herniated disc, recovery is possible with manual therapy.

For example, in cases such as neck hernia, the mobility of the neck is restricted and this reduces the quality of life. Restoration of neck movements has become possible with manual therapy. On the other hand, manual therapy made it possible to treat non-surgical problems such as hernia.

Apart from waist and neck hernia, there are other problems that can be treated with manual therapy. The list of these problems is as follows:

  • Chronic low back pain,
  • Acute back pain caused by soft tissue injuries,
  • Back muscle tensions,
  • Hip dislocations,
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction,
  • Neck straightening,
  • Muscle tear,
  • Pain after hip replacement.

Manual therapy allows patients to move more naturally without pain. Therefore, it can be applied to all ailments and pains that restrict the movement of patients.


How is Manual Therapy Applied?

Manual therapy is based on the application of pressure to soft tissues and muscles. Thanks to this pressure, the muscles relax, the circulation accelerates and the damaged tissue is broken down. As a matter of fact, pain in soft tissues is also reduced. At the same time, bony joints can be pulled, bent, pushed and stretched by manipulation method. Manual treatment methods are divided into three as stretch and count, soft tissue mobilization and joint mobilization:

  • Stretch and Say: This method, which is applied to the points that trigger pain, corrects the neuromuscular reflexes that cause postural and structural problems. The doctor finds the position where the patient is least sensitive and allows the patient to stay in this position for 90 seconds. A slight stretch is experienced here and the patient is slowly brought back to the position where the muscles are in normal tension.
  • Joint Mobilization: The purpose of this method is to loosen the affected joints and increase the speed of movement. In this method, ice and massage are applied to the affected joints.
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization: In this method, which is applied to correct joint movements, the tension of the muscles is reduced and the muscles around the joints are activated as well. In order to reduce the tension of the muscles, tissue fluids are activated with this method. In this method, rhythmic stretching and pressure are applied to the muscles.

The doctor will decide which of these methods to use, after listening to the patient's story and performing the necessary examinations.

What are the Advantages of Manual Therapy?

Manual therapy is a preferred treatment method when it can be effective by both patients and doctors, as no surgery is needed.

The advantages of this treatment method can be listed as follows:

  • There is no incision or injection. Both the treatment period and the healing process take place much faster.
  • The effect of the treatment begins to be seen from the very first session. This means that the muscles and joints are relaxed and the pain is reduced from the first session.
  • Because direct physical intervention takes place, it has a greater success rate compared to other techniques.
  • It is a viable treatment method for people of all ages and has no known side effects.
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With the right choice of physician and the right application, it is possible to get successful results from manual therapy methods. Therefore, you can get rid of your pain by working with a doctor who is an expert in this field.

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