What is manipulation
Manipulation of the spine and peripheral joints is used for pain, dysfunction and lack of movement. Manipulation is also known as a high velocity low amplitude technique (HVLA). A rapid impulse is introduced at the joint to achieve joint cavitation.
This can produce a sound much like a ‘pop’. This release, in turn improves movement at the joints. The capsule surrounding the joint has been demonstrated to improve flow and balance, post manipulation.
The benefits of this treatment
- Improved anatomic structures
- Reduced muscle spasm
- Improved tissue fluid drainage
- Increased range of motion
- Improved neurological responses.
This therapeutic intervention forms part of a generalised 45 minute osteopathic appointment and treatment