|Manual techniques include mobilizations of bones, joints and nerves, manipulation of joint and soft tissue, taping (using sports tape) and stretches & exercises.
Joint mobilization: Use of specific passive procedures to restore accessory movement in any joint in the body, stretch joint capsules and ligaments to reduce pain and muscle guarding of stiff joints.
Joint manipulation: Manipulation is simply one grade deeper than joint mobilization. Manual therapists use high-velocity, low amplitude thrust joint manipulation. Thrust manipulationd are delivered using quick, short thrusts to the joints. This technique is safely performed after thorough examination of the patient by the physiotherapist.