There are numerous schools of techniques, i.e. methods within the field of manual therapy. The present working definition of Manual Therapy techniques from the American Association of Physical Therapy Guide to Physical Therapist Practice is as follows:
- Skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissues and are intended to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion; induce relaxation; mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion.
- Physical Therapists select, prescribe, and implement manual therapy techniques when the examination findings, diagnosis, and prognosis indicate use of these techniques to decrease edema, pain, spasm, or swelling; enhance health, wellness, and fitness; enhance or maintain physical performance; increase the ability to move; or prevent or remediate impairment in body functions and structures, activity limitations, or participation restrictions to improve physical function.
- More on the PRRT Manual Therapy Approach
Simone’s educational background includes hands-on treatment approaches from New Zealand, Australia, Norway and the USA that represent hours and hours of advanced post-graduate training. As of this writing, Simone completed all 5 levels of advanced training with the SuperSpine, Inc. in Southern California. She has now qualified to teach the Primal Reflex Release Technique Method – Basic Level I curriculum to licensed Healthcare Practitioners.
*Manual Therapy * Hands-On * Skilled Touch * Evaluation of the Foundation & Treatment Begins*