Various forms of manual therapy include:
Soft tissue release:
A specialized form of manual therapy which involves shortening a muscle, applying pressure to a specific portion of the muscle, and then stretching that muscle. This can help loosen adhesions and restore optimal soft tissue dynamics.
Neurofunctional soft tissue microconditioning:
A revolutionary technique developed by Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga, founding director of the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program. It involves applying gentle pressure to soft tissue targets such as muscles, joint capsules, peripheral nerves, and fascia, in order to promote nervous system reorganization and improve metabolic function of the tissues.
This involves the practitioner moving the joint surfaces against each other in a way that the patient cannot do on their own. This is useful when restrictions at the joint surfaces are affecting the movement capability of the area.
Involves holding a joint in an elongated position for a prolonged period of time, in order to restore flexibility.
The goal of these techniques is to restore proper soft tissue and joint mechanics, in order to facilitate optimal functioning of the area.
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