A manual therapist is a physiotherapist who has taken a manual therapy course which is a training of around four years. There are four recognized training courses and Renée Veltman completed SOMT in 2002.
The manual therapist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders in the musculoskeletal system. In general, this form of therapy is suitable for complaints that, in addition to pain, are also associated with bad movements of the joints. This can sometimes be accompanied by a popping or cracking sound. Locally directed movements try to eliminate limitations in the spine and / or joints in the arms or legs. The effects of manual therapy are often immediately noticeable: the function of the joints improves, as does the posture. Moving is easier.
Complaints that can be treated for example are:
– head and neck pain with difficult movement of the spine
– neck and shoulder complaints that radiate into the arms
– low back pain, possibly with radiation to the legs
– back problems, high in the back with rib and chest pain.
Whether manual therapy can also remedy your complaint is apparent from the examination at the first appointment.