Manual therapy is described as 'skilled hand movements used to assess and treat the joints, muscles and soft tissue throughout the body'.
Physiotherapists graduate with basic skills in manual therapy and continue to improve their skills through various continuing education options. The highest designation for Physical therapists to attain is to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (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 in conjunction with appropriate exercise is a pillar of our clinic philosophy.