At Kamloops Physiotherapy all of our therapists have training in manual therapy. Manual therapy is a specialized technique used by physiotherapists to assess and treat movement and joint dysfunction in the body. Manual therapists do a detailed assessment of the muscles, joints, ligaments and nerves. They use the findings from their assessment to make a treatment plan that may include manually applied movement techniques (e.g. joint mobilization/manipulation), muscle release techniques, soft tissue mobilization and neural mobilization techniques and exercise to treat excessive and restricted movement.
The Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (CAMPT) recognizes education programs that fulfill it's criteria for recognition as a certified manual therapist. In Canada the designation FCAMT or FCAMPT refers to physiotherapists who have completed this education process.
For more information on manual and manipulative physiotherapy, go to the CAMPT website: www.manipulativetherapy.org.