Osteopathic Spinal manipulation also called spinal manipulative therapy or manual therapy is a way of mobilising joints that have locked and become stiff.
There are various reasons why this can happen, so as part of our spinal manipulation service we do a full consultation and evaluation. This will involve various active, passive and resisted testing along with certain special tests to identify the root cause of your problem and to treat it effectively.
Some people think that cracking the facets and vertebrae is the end goal and although this will happen during the treatment, if required, we aim to provide an all-round treatment that will include dealing with the muscles, soft tissue, ligaments and tendons first.
We will then look into the skeletal dysfunctions in order to give you long-lasting pain relief and rehab. The aim is not just short term pain relief but long term, and lasting pain relief and recovery. This is done by dealing with the root cause of the pain, not the pain itself.