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Manual Therapy Vancouver

Manual therapy is a fundamental core component of your path to wellness. It consists of skilled hand movements used to treat the joints, muscles and soft tissue throughout the body.

Your appointment begins with a thorough, initial assessment of your injury or concern, followed by an evidence-based treatment plan specific to your needs.

Benefits of Manual Therapy

  • Increased range of motion
  • Improved muscle function
  • Decreased pain
  • Improved tissue mobility
  • Reduction of soft tissue inflammation

Our leading edge team of Physiotherapists are expected to go beyond the basic Physiotherapy skills and work towards becoming Fellows of the Canadian Orthopaedic Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (FCAMPT). To achieve this designation they must have excellent manual skills and a thorough knowledge of assessment and treatment approaches for patients with orthopaedic problems.

Manual therapy treatment techniques can include specific joint mobilizations (skilled passive techniques utilized to improve motion and alignment of the joint), soft tissue techniques (various techniques to alter the tension in both the muscle and connective tissue), and manipulation (a high speed but low amplitude mobilization of a joint). Specific exercises are almost always used as an adjunct with manual therapy to maintain the treatment progress.


Private Physiotherapy Treatments

  • Initial visit – $100
  • Subsequent visits – $95

MSP, ICBC & WorkSafeBC

FAQ Section

Manual therapy is a hands-on approach that can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions including neck and back pain, shoulder impingement, rotator cuff injuries, knee pain, ankle sprains, and more.

Examples of manual therapy techniques that a physical therapist may use include joint mobilizations, soft tissue techniques and manipulation.

Manual therapy sessions typically last between 30-60 minutes.

Treloar Physiotherapy Clinic offers a wide range of individualized treatment plans in Vancouver, British Columbia. These include manual therapy, pelvic floor physiotherapy, general physiotherapy services, exercise prescriptions, dry needling techniques, therapeutic exercise, vestibular rehab, active rehabilitation, acupuncture treatments, personal training, and virtual care. If you have any of the following common conditions be sure to book an appointment for a complete physical assessment:

  • Knee Pain and Knee Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Severe pain
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Chronic pain management
  • Sports injuries
  • Pelvic pain
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic injuries