Orthopedic manual therapy
It consists of a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's arthro-neuro-muscular system and its functional capabilities. This assessment defines the dysfunction that the patient presents in the joint, muscular and nervous systems, as well as in other relevant systems; explaining how they relate to any disability or functional limitation.
The intervention in orthopedic manual therapy is formed by different techniques including: muscle stretching, strength and muscle coordination, mobilization of the nervous system, manipulation and slow joint mobilization, both active and passive stabilization and resistance exercises , as well as the general functional situation of the patient. Also essential during the intervention process is self-treatment by the patient (a set of therapeutic strategies that the physiotherapist instructs the patient to manage their own functional and general health status).