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Archive for December 24th, 2011

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is often used by physical therapists and physiotherapists as part of their treatment programs to combat knee OA.  It consists of passive leg movements used to increase the knee joint’s range of motion or to reduce knee stiffness.

Simply bending the knee, stretching, and massage are examples of manual therapy.    Just gliding one joint surface over another can be helpful.  Recent studies prove this type of therapy can be beneficial, especially for someone with knee OA because there may be several issues causing the knee pain.