At Southern Riverina Physiotherapy we feel that Manual Therapy play’s a vital part of the recovery process. Manual therapy can help patients ‘de-threaten’ their pain response, whilst demonstrating how their pain can ‘actually be decreased’.
Knowledge is power and having an understanding how to implement that knowledge is a fundamental importance in Physiotherapy.
At Southern Riverina Physiotherapy we take the time to ensure you understand our findings. We provide you with the necessary information and skills to guide you towards your optimal state.
We pride ourselves on developing a program that is geared towards reducing the reliance on the physiotherapist and giving you the patient ‘power’ to achieve your goals with guidance.
With regard to manual therapy, and to determine the appropriateness, we perform a comprehensive assessment. We determine if the area of concern is likely to respond with a hands on approach. We can then supplement this with a home exercise programme to help de-escalate the pain response.
This manual therapy, via physiotherapy, allows the body’s natural healing mechanisms to come into play. Once the initial heightened pain response has subsided it may be more appropriate to start incorporating more active treatment approaches to progress the patient in line with their goals.