Why Manual Therapy is Effective?

Manual therapy can help alleviate pain by reducing muscle tension, improving circulation, and decreasing inflammation. Techniques like soft tissue mobilization and myofascial release can target specific areas of pain and provide relief.

Joint mobilization and manipulation can enhance the range of motion in stiff or restricted joints. By improving joint mobility, manual therapy helps restore normal movement patterns and function.

Techniques that involve kneading and other soft tissue manipulations can increase blood flow to the affected areas. Improved circulation aids in the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to tissues, promoting healing and recovery.

Manual therapy helps release tight muscles and fascia, reducing muscle tension and spasms. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with chronic pain or muscle imbalances.

By promoting circulation and reducing muscle tension, manual therapy can enhance the body’s natural healing processes. This is especially useful for recovering from injuries or surgeries.

Manual therapy can address postural imbalances and alignment issues, which can contribute to chronic pain and dysfunction. Techniques such as joint manipulation can realign the spine and other joints, improving posture and reducing strain on the body.

Manual therapy can influence the nervous system by stimulating proprioceptors (sensory receptors in the muscles and joints), which helps improve body awareness, coordination, and balance.

Manual therapy allows for a highly individualized approach, as therapists can tailor techniques to the specific needs and conditions of each patient. This personalized care enhances the overall effectiveness of the treatment.

The hands-on nature of manual therapy can provide comfort and reassurance, helping to reduce anxiety and stress associated with pain and injury.


IASTM is a type of treatment that utilises various tools to help better mobilise soft tissue structures, such as muscles and fascia

IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation) is a type of treatment that utilises various tools to help better mobilise underlying soft tissue structures, such as muscles and inter-connective fascia.

The Graston Technique uses a stainless-steel instrument and special massage method to identify areas of muscle adhesion, or scar-like tissue, that can improve the blood supply. A sports physiotherapist practitioner may use the instrument and massage in combination to stretch and relax the surrounding muscle tissue.

IASTM is also focused on bringing toxins and excessive heat to be released at the surface of the body. The Graston techniques is highly effective in releasing toxins from the deeper cellular cells, whilst promoting soft tissue healing.

Clinical research has been shown to have a relatively high success rate for patients with chronic pain and acute pain from soft tissue injuries, both in terms of improving the overall physical function and reducing pain in the body.

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