Manual therapy or Hands off? low back pain!

Manual therapy is a proven modality to assist with pain.  there are alternatives to manual therapy for patients who prefer instrument assisted care protocols.

The three most notable forms of manual therapy are manipulation, mobilization and massage. Manipulation is the artful introduction of a rapid rotational, sheer or distraction force into an articulation. Manipulation is often associated with an audible popping sound caused by the instantaneous breakdown of gas bubbles that form during joint cavitation. Mobilization is a slower, more controlled process of articular and soft-tissue (myofascial).  Stretching intended to improve bio-mechanical elasticity. Massage is typically the repetitive rubbing, stripping or kneading of myofascial tissues to principally improve interstitial fluid dynamics.

The differentiation between a manipulation and mobilization from a regulatory perspective is that a mobilization can be stopped at any point should the recipient decide to forgo the remainder of the procedure. On the other hand, a manipulation cannot be stopped by the practitioner once initiated.

Manual therapy can be defined differently (according to the profession describing it for legal purposes) to state what is permitted within a practitioners scope of practice. Within the physical therapy profession, manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function

New research has confirmed what we have known all along, hands on treatment such as chiropractic and osteopathic manipulations relieve low back pain longer than physical therapy such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, and simple stretching.
A recent study demonstrated that people receiving manipulation and chiropractic adjustments have responded at least moderate results in 2/3 of the people who participated in this study. In contrast only 44% of those in the study felt that they had shown relief from the results of ultrasound. Physical Therapy does wonders for certain conditions. Research has obviously shown that manipulations get a much better result when dealing with patients who have lower back pain.
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Manual therapy is a proven modality to assist with pain.

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New research has confirmed what we have known all along, hands on treatment such as chiropractic and osteopathic manipulations relieve low back pain longer than physical therapy such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, and simple stretching.

A recent study demonstrated that people receiving manipulation and chiropractic adjustments have responded at least moderate results in 2/3 of the people who participated in this study. By contrast only 44% of those in the study felt that they had shown relief from the results of ultrasound. While physical Therapy does wonders for certain conditions, research has obviously shown that manipulations get a much better result when dealing with patients who have lower back pain. ultra sound is a very effective treatment for many muscle and joint conditions. It a t time is an additional form of therapy to assist other therapy procedures.

when ultrasound is utilized with chiropractic care and other physical therapies it aid and enhances treatment. ultrasound can be used for healing, joint adhesions, capsulitis, increasing blood flow.

 

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