Physical therapy treatments can come in many forms, but for me I consider real, grassroots Physical Therapy to be rooted in manual Therapy. Manual therapy involves the use of the lands to manually evaluate, manipulate and mobilize dysfunctional body parts. To actually be hands on with a patient and feel for problem spots...the diagnostic efficiency cannot be rivaled. Our hands are our greatest tools as clinicians and we must treat them as such.
In school we learn many techniques to evaluate and treat joint and soft tissue dysfunction. They are derived from some of the best courses and teachers that PT and Osteopathy have to offer. Use them, don’t overlook them. You may consider it basic, but don’t underestimate their effectiveness. You have to be good at the basics to be effective.
Bearing these thoughts in mind, manual therapy is only one part of a comprehensive therapy approach. We cannot overlook the importance of corrective exercise and neuromuscular re-education to help cement the changes in place we hope to create with manual techniques. We must be vigilant for new research and techniques shown to be effective and not be pigeon-holed into one way of thinking.
Trust what you feel. Treat what you feel. .
Suggested reading to get into the basics of manual therapy: Kalteborn Manual Mobilization of the Joints, Vol. 1: the Extremities .
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