Manual therapy may be helpful for example, if you suffer from head and neck pain in combination with poor movement of the spine; neck and shoulder pain with radiation of pain, high or low back pain, jaw problems or hip problems.
The goal of manual therapy is to improve the function of both joints and the your posture and movements. The effects of manual therapy are often immediate: you feel an improvement in mobility and less pain. The first appointment involves the therapist asking you questions about your complaints and performing an examination. The manual therapist assesses your posture and movements, and examines your joints.