Manual Therapy

What is Manual/Manipulative Physiotherapy?

All physiotherapists use specifically tailored exercise to treat pain and stiffness. In addition to exercise, Manipulative Physiotherapists are highly trained at using their hands to diagnose and treat restrictions in movement in the spine, arms and legs. Using gentle, hands-on techniques, we can help reduce muscle tightness, improve movement in the joints, reduce pain and improve function.

Our Education

At ReActive Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists have trained through the Canadian Academy of of IFOMPTManipulative Therapy (CAMPT) and are involved at the teaching level. Prior to entering practice, physiotherapists must graduate with an entry-level Master’s degree from a physical therapy education program at one of 14 accredited universities in Canada.

In addition to our entry-level university education, CAMPT Physiotherapists have completed extensive, internationally recognized post-graduate education focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of complicated muscle and joint problems. This education consists of several years of ongoing courses and standardized examinations, or a return to university to complete a degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy

How We Can Help

CAMPT Physiotherapists are extremely effective in treating muscle, joint and nerve conditions from head to toe. These include headaches, neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, sacroiliac joint and pelvic dysfunction, hip and knee arthritis, foot and ankle pain among many other conditions.

Your physiotherapy assessment may include measures of body functions, strength testing, analysis of your walking patterns, posture, balance, joint movement, and function.

By combining the principles of evidence-informed practice, evaluative skills, clinical and professional judgment, your physiotherapist will work closely with you, and often with other health care professionals, to ensure that your health goals are met.

Source: Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy