Manipulation is type of manual therapy for the back or neck. Your physiotherapist uses their hands to create a high velocity movement that causes your back to ‘click’ as it is completed. It is commonly used to help treat stiff joints by increasing the amount of lubricating fluid within the joint. It can also help relax tight muscles around the area of pain.

At Leeds Physiotherapy our highly qualified team of musculoskeletal physiotherapists are able to provide safe and effective manipulation techniques. These will be used as one part of your personalised treatment package. It may give instant effect of pain relief or increased range of movement however it will need to be combined with the therapeutic exercises your physiotherapist will provide you with to ensure it has lasting effects. Some of the more common conditions requiring manipulations include:

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