A manual therapist is a physical therapist who has completed a training in manual therapy in addition to a training in physical therapy. During this training, the therapist gained expertise in movement possibilities of the body, and more specifically of the spine. Because of this specialized training, the manual therapist is experienced in assessing the cause of the symptoms. This way, the therapist can propose a personalized solution for every different body.
The aim of manual therapy is on the one hand to improve joint function, and on the other hand to improve posture and movement. The manual therapist uses a couple of specific techniques that can be applied at the joints. In most cases, the effects of manual therapy are immediately noticeable: you will feel an improvement in movement freedom, and a decrease in pain.The treatment program of a manual therapist further exists of giving good instructions, advice, guidance and insight in healthy movement.