Manual therapy & joint mobilisations
As part of your sports massage/therapy treatment I can include manual therapy and joint mobilisation techniques. These can help to reduce pain and improve range of motion in a joint.
Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement (joint mobilisation and manipulation), muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, or having the client move the body part against the therapist’s resistance to improve muscle activation and timing.
The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) defines manual therapy techniques as: "Skilled hand movements intended to produce any or all of the following effects:
- improve tissue extensibility;
- increase range of motion of the joint complex;
- mobilise or manipulate soft tissues and joints;
- induce relaxation;
- change muscle function;
- modulate pain;
- and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation or movement restriction."
I hold a VTCT Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy Diploma and a Level 4 diploma for injury and rehabilitation. I am currently working towards my Level 5 in Sports & Clinical Therapy.
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