Manipulative physiotherapy refers to the use of high velocity thrust techniques in order to manipulate a restricted or stiff joint and restore the normal range of movement to that joint. There is often an associated ´popping´ or ´clicking´ noise with these techniques. Theoretically, any joint can be manipulated but at Parmelia Physiotherapy manipulation is only used when necessary and when the patient is comfortable with having the technique performed.
It is worth noting that manipulation forms only one aspect of manual therapy and that our physiotherapists undergo intense continuing education to ensure that all their manual therapy techniques are up-to-date and refined. Our Physiotherapists have all completed further training to practice high velocity thrust techniques under the supervision of a Specialist Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapist.
Our physiotherapists are all highly experienced and trained in the management of all sporting injuries. We have provided physiotherapy support to local and community sports clubs, as well as state and national level sporting teams and athletes.
Parmelia Physiotherapy is able to provide a complete sports physiotherapy service – from triage and acute injury management to high end rehabilitation for return to sport. We are also able to provide risk assessment and musculoskeletal pre-screening to assess the risk of injury and work to prevent future injuries.