Manual medicine deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of postural locomotor pain. Manual medicine is the science related to the diagnosis, treatment and protection of painful diseases of posture and movement organs.
Manual therapy, have been used for more than a century in the treatment of pain and dysfunction of the spine and limb joints includes manipulation, mobilization and positometric relaxation techniques.
The aim of manual therapy is to increase the restricted movement called joint blockage in the postural equilibrium to the highest degree and painless, to provide function and to maintain body mechanics.
For the effective and safe application of manual therapy, the anatomical, biomechanical and neurophysiological evaluation of the locomotor system is required.
Manipulation techniques should be performed by specially trained specialists who can select indications and contraindications.
The results obtained in manual diagnosis are used to ensure active participation of the patient and to prevent diseases in terms of preventive medicine.