ORTHOPAEDIC MANUAL THERAPY (OMT)
ORTHOPAEDIC MANUAL THERAPY (OMT) according to IFOMPT standards (The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists) is a specialised area of physiotherapy for the management of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises.
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy also encompasses, and is driven by, the available scientific and clinical evidence and the biopsychosocial framework of each individual patient. This method is a wide aspect of Manual Therapy including the best techniques taken from methods such as: Mulligan, Kalterborn & Evenjeth, McKenzie and Cyriax’s Orthopaedics Medicine.
Techniques are as follows: mobilisations, manipulations, soft tissue release, facial manipulations as well as post-stress and post-isometric muscle relaxation.