These are techniques used to mobilise stiff segments in the spine. A manipulation is small amplitude, high velocity technique to encourage end of range of movement.
Mobilisations again are a passive movement, used by the physiotherapist to various different tissues including joints, tendons, ligaments, fascia, muscles and connective tissue. They can be used to encourage greater movement in tissues and can also be used to influence the healing process, normally used in a grading system dependent on the level of movement and resistance felt in the tissues.
Soft Tissue Treatments
These include Massage therapy, Specific Soft Tissue Mobilisations and Trigger point Release Technique and many more. Soft tissue treatments have long been used by physiotherapists and have several therapeutic effects on the desired tissue. They can be `used to help relax and inhibit tissues as well as stimulate tissues, increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage. They are also used to help mobilise and remodel scar tissue.