Manual Therapy Burnaby

Our Burnaby Physiotherapists use Mobilization, Manipulation and other techniques with their hands to mobilize spinal and peripheral joints, free nerve tissue and restore muscle tone. This allows each area of your body to move fully, efficiently and best of all, pain free.

Mobilization

Mobilization consists of gentle oscillator movements within your range of motion. This is done either passively or actively. The benefits of Mobilization include:

  • Stimulates circulation
  • Prevents and breaks scar tissue adhesions
  • Pain relief

Manipulation

Manipulations are also known as adjustments and are short, rapid thrusts past the passive range of motion. Manipulation of mobile segments help:

  • Joint dysfunction
  • Muscle spasm
  • Relieve pressure on nerves, blood vessels and lymphatics

When used in conjunction with other treatments Manipulations can progress recovery.