Manual therapy is a part of manual medicine performed by a therapist.
Physiotherapy is a treatment method which promotes, maintains and restores the movement and functionality of the body. Treatment is oriented towards the complaints and the restriction of function, movement and activity of the patient as determined during the physiotherapy examination. The therapist will use diagnostic and clinical-based experience, as well as manual skills. In some cases, additional natural physical stimuli, known as „physical therapy“, may also be used (e.g. heat, cold, pressure, radiation, electricity).
Treatment follows the anatomical, physiological, psychological and cognitive situation of the patient.
Aims of treatment
- To restore, maintain or promote health
- Reduction / eradication of pain
- Social wellbeing, and wellbeing of body and mind
- Improved understanding of the functions of the body, and therefore, the improved ability to deal with one’s own body independently.
The craniomandibular system consists of the teeth, masticatory muscles, jaw joints and the ajoining bones of the skull and cervical spine.
Manual lymph drainage is the activation of the lymphatic system and unblocking (drainage) of tissue through specific physiotherapy techniques.
Physical therapy combines medical treatment methods which use natural reactions on external irritants/stimuli.
Ultrasounds are high frequency sound waves, which are inaudible to the human ear.
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