Manual therapy is basically what it says; it is a hand on approach to help improve a musculoskeletal condition (MSD). It consists of either a mobilisation or manipulation techniques from the therapist on the patient.
This can include massage which uses specific techniques to give the patient benefit. Techniques include:
- Myofascial release
- Deep transverse frictions
- Active Release
- Muscle energy techniques
- As well as others
Ultrasound is a machine we can use to pass mechanical energy (sound waves) through tissues to help encourage healing of an injury. This causes a mechanical / sound vibration at increasing frequencies is known as sound energy. Ultasound can greatly influence dense collagen based tissues which include: ligament, tendon, fascia, joint capsule and scar tissue,
Depending on if the frequency, intensity and stage of healing will determine when and how much treatment is needed.