Manipulations by physiotherapist are not niche. Professor Mennell introduced it in 1916 at St. Thomas’s Hospital, England, but other schools of manipulative thought did not follow his technique.
Today, manipulative physiotherapy described as the field of physiotherapy practice, which relates to disorders of the musculoskeletal system through the assessment, diagnosis and physiotherapy management of musculoskeletal conditions.
Manipulative physiotherapists are highly trained in assessing musculoskeletal disorders. The clinical reasoning processes employed by manipulative physiotherapists enables them to reach a diagnosis consistent with the findings of the clinical examination.
Manipulative physiotherapists have advanced skills in the assessment, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions. These skills assist the medical practitioner with accurate, cost effective diagnosis and appropriate evidence based management. Manipulative physiotherapists have good expertise in the effective management of pain and other disorders related to the musculoskeletal system.