Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is an umbrella term that describes a wide variety of hands-on techniques used by therapists to decrease pain or increase range of motion.  Manual therapy may be used on soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments to increase extensibility or decrease tension. Other techniques can be used to mobilize or manipulate specific joints to improve quality and quantity of movement.

Some manual therapy techniques used by our therapists include:

Myofascial Cupping

Myofascial cupping is a soft tissue technique that creates negative pressure under a silicone cup, stimulating blood flow to the area and stretching the underlying tissues. Cupping can assist in pain relief and reduction of muscular tension.

Joint Mobilization and Manipulation

There are a variety of techniques that can be used to mobilize or manipulate the joints of the body in order to decrease pain and treat movement limitations. The therapists at Huronia have received additional training and qualifications to become experts in manipulations of the spine and peripheral joints.

Soft Tissue Release

Our therapists also specialize in Soft Tissue Release, a technique that focuses on stretching muscle fibres in multiple planes to best reduce muscular tension. Soft Tissue Release can assist in achieving both immediate and lasting results for acute and chronic injuries.