Manual Therapy

This therapy involves a hands-on assessment and treatment techniques by a highly trained and skilled clinician. Manual therapy helps to reduce pain, improve movement and overall function using evidence-based techniques. Physiotherapists who have successfully completed a series of post-graduate manual courses are awarded the designation of becoming Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (FCAMPT). Our very own, Andrew Hoermann was fortunate to receive this designation in 2008 and therefore became an FCAMPT certified physiotherapist.

What is Manual Physical Therapy?

Is a specialized form of physical therapy. Therapists generally use their hands as opposed to a device or machine to offer relief. In manual therapy, practitioners will put pressure on muscle tissue, or manipulate joints to help decrease pain caused by muscle spasms, the tension in the muscles, or joint problems.

How does it work? 

Manual therapy techniques can help aid in relaxing tense back muscles, restricted joints, and help regain mobility for patients. Our techniques help to restore mobility, decrease back pain, increase flexibility and help restore the natural movement in our bodies. 

We provide man types of manual therapy such as... 

  • Soft tissue mobilization

  • Strain and counter strain

  • Joint mobilization

  • Muscle Energy Techniques

  • Maintaining long term back pain relief 

Manual Therapy can offer pain relief for chronic back pain...

This therapy can aid in the treatment of joints that lack adequate mobility or range of motion in certain musculoskeletal conditions. Joint pain and limited mobility can cause discomfort, pain and overcompensation in other joints which can also add to overall pain. With Manual Physical Therapy, it can help restore mobility, stiffness in joints or help reduce muscle tension to help return our patients to a more natural movement with less pain.

Conditions that can be treated with Manual Therapy

  • Neck pain (Muscle spasms, disc herniation)

  • Lower back pain (joint restrictions, spinal stenosis, disc herniation) 

  • Spine pain and discomfort (Disc Herniation, spinal stenosis)

  • Migraines and chronic headaches

  • Shoulder pain (Rotator Cuff injury)

  • Hip pain (post-surgical hip replacement, myofascial hip pain)

  • Knee pain (post-surgical knee replacement, knee injuries, sports injuries, etc.)

  • Ankle pain (sprains, strains, arthritis, etc.)

  • Fibromyalgia

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3532 Mainway 
Burlington, ON 
L7M 1A8

Phone: 905 332 3800 
Fax: 905 332 0900

Monday 7:00am-8:00pm

Tuesday 7:00am-8:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am-8:00pm

Thursday 7:00am-8:00pm

Friday 8:00am-3:00pm

Saturday By Appointment Only

Sunday Closed

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