Manual Therapy in North Brisbane

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is a mainstay of physiotherapy treatment and involves a comprehensive and detailed physical assessment to determine any underlying causes of your pain or other symptoms.  Treatment focuses on hands on techniques such as mobilisation of joints and massage of the muscles and fascia to help alleviate pain, swelling and stiffness.

The hands on treatment will complement your exercise rehabilitation program and assists with managing pain in cases of chronic pain and disability.

Manual therapy is a form of physiotherapy that’s geared towards treating musculoskeletal issues via direct manipulation. With a combination of kneading, joint manipulation, soft tissue massage and other hands-on techniques, it can be part of an effective program for relieving pain, reducing swelling, enhancing flexibility and decreasing stiffness. In some instances, it can also be a useful tool for pain management in connection with a disability or chronic pain issues.

Manual therapy versus physical therapy

Manual therapy and physical therapy are often confused as being the same thing — it’s not hard to understand why, given that they both touch on some of the same areas, like joint manipulation and soft tissue massage. However, manual therapy is often more directly hands-on, incorporating a variety of different direct techniques to help restore function and reduce pain.

By contrast, physical therapy helps the patient build (or rebuild) mobility and strength. This is often done indirectly; though some physical therapists interact in very hands-on ways, it’s not uncommon for the physical therapist to demonstrate exercises or illustrate recovery methods instead. They may be acting in a manner similar to a coach, to motivate and encourage the patient along their recovery journey, rather than directly intervening.

At Tribalance, we are proponents of both manual and physical therapy. We believe that both can be useful tools for helping the recovery process and restoring your overall health.

Discover manual therapy at Tribalance today

Here at Tribalance, manual therapy involves a comprehensive and detailed physical assessment to determine any underlying causes of your pain or other symptoms.  Treatment from our expert staff focuses on hands-on techniques such as mobilisation of joints and massage of the muscles and fascia to help alleviate pain, swelling and stiffness. We work with you on an individual basis to help you achieve the health and wellbeing goals that you’re seeking, so you can live an active life that’s free from aches and pains

We also offer a wide variety of different services to our clients, in addition to manual therapy. So why not book an appointment with us today? We’ll be more than happy to help you get started on your journey to better health.