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Manual therapy in physiotherapy

Manual therapy in physiotherapy

Manual therapy is a key element of physiotherapy, focused on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal dysfunctions using manual techniques. It is an advanced form of therapy that involves precise manipulation, mobilization and massage, aimed at restoring proper tissue function, reducing pain and improving the overall mobility and quality of life of patients.

Manual therapy is used to treat both acute injuries and chronic pain conditions, adapting techniques to the individual needs and condition of the patient.

Manual therapy at Mediss Medical Clinic in Gdańsk

Manual therapy is a specialized form of treatment that uses manual techniques to improve the function of joints, muscles, and other soft tissues. Manual therapists use a variety of techniques, such as joint mobilizations, spinal manipulations, deep tissue massage, stretching techniques, and trigger point techniques. The goal of these treatments is to relieve pain, improve range of motion, reduce muscle tension, and restore normal muscle and joint function.

The course of manual therapy

  1. Diagnostics: At the beginning, the manual therapist conducts a thorough interview and physical examination to identify the source of the problem. Diagnostics includes the assessment of posture, joint mobility, muscle tone and painful points.
  2. Therapy plan: Based on the diagnosis, the therapist develops an individual treatment plan, tailored to the specific needs of the patient. The plan may include various manual techniques, therapeutic exercises and recommendations for daily activities.
  3. Performing treatments: The manual therapist uses selected techniques, such as joint mobilization and manipulation, deep tissue massage, stretching techniques, and trigger point techniques. These treatments are aimed at improving mobility, reducing pain and tension, and restoring normal muscle and joint function.
  4. Monitoring progress: The therapist regularly monitors the patient’s progress and adjusts the treatment plan as needed. The patient is also given recommendations for exercises to do at home and tips on ergonomics and body posture.

Advantages of manual therapy

  • Pain reduction: Manual therapy effectively reduces pain by relaxing tense muscles, improving joint mobility, and reducing pressure on nerves.
  • Improved mobility: Joint mobilization and manipulation help restore normal range of motion, which is crucial for normal functioning and daily activities.
  • Reduction of muscle tension: Massage and stretching techniques help to reduce muscle tension and improve muscle flexibility and efficiency.
  • Restoration of function: Manual therapy supports the body’s regenerative processes, restoring normal muscle and joint function, which allows you to return to normal activities.

How to prepare for a visit to a manual therapist?

  • Preparation of medical records: Before the visit, it is worth preparing all test results, descriptions of previous therapies and a list of medications taken. This will help the therapist to make a thorough diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
  • Comfortable attire: It is recommended to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that will allow you to freely access the areas that require therapy.
  • Openness to cooperation: During manual therapy, it is important for the patient to cooperate with the therapist. Open communication about ailments and reactions to treatments will help to tailor therapy to individual needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is manual therapy painful? Manual therapy can cause some discomfort, especially when working on tense muscles or stiff joints. The therapist always adjusts the strength and intensity of the treatments to the patient’s individual tolerance.
  2. How long does one manual therapy session last? A typical session lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the scope of treatment and the patient’s needs.
  3. How many sessions are needed to notice the effects? The number of sessions depends on the type and severity of the problem. Some patients experience relief after just a few sessions, while others may need a longer period of treatment.
  4. Is manual therapy safe? Manual therapy conducted by a qualified and experienced therapist is safe. The therapist carefully assesses the patient’s condition before starting treatments to minimize the risk of complications.
  5. Do I need a referral from a doctor for manual therapy? A referral from a doctor is not always necessary, but in some cases it may be required by your insurer or medical facility.

Terapia Manualna w Mediss Medical Clinic

At Mediss Medical Clinic, we offer professional manual therapy services, tailored to the individual needs of our patients. Our team of experienced manual therapists use the latest methods and techniques to ensure effective treatment and rehabilitation. We provide comprehensive care, patient education and support at every stage of therapy to restore full fitness and improve the quality of life.


Our specialists

mgr Marta Śmilgiewicz

mgr Marta Śmilgiewicz


I am a physiotherapist, a graduate of the Wyższa Szkoła Zdrowia in Gdansk with a master’s degree in physiotherapy, […]

mgr Katarzyna Borowa-Gromadzka

mgr Katarzyna Borowa-Gromadzka


I am a physiotherapist with many years of experience, a graduate of the Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny, from which I […]


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Manual therapy 1h 200 zł

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