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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:

  • Effleurage
  • Petrissage
  • Myofascial release
  • Deep transverse frictions
  • Active Release
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • As well as others

Ultrasound

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.

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CliniSport: Sports Injury and Massage Clinic
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