Monday, 7 December 2015

Manual (Manipulative) Physiotherapy

Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy for the management of neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including gentle hands-on techniques and therapeutic exercise.

Manipulative Physiotherapy also encompasses, and is driven by, the available scientific and clinical evidence and the biopsychosocial framework of each individual patient.

At the Sports Clinic all Physiotherapists have been trained in advanced manual therapy techniques which include the use of manipulation.  Manipulation is a high frequency low amplitude mobilization technique used to restore Range of Motion, relieve soft tissue tension, and decrease pain.


FCAMPT stands for Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.  It is the designation given to Physiotherapists who have completed extensive post-graduate education in the area of orthopaedics and have achieved internationally-recognized qualifications in hands-on manual and manipulative therapy.

The most common path to achieving this designation is through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.  This program involves approximately 4-6 years of post-graduate study, including roughly 150 hours of mentorship with another FCAMPT Physiotherapist, 6 course-based written exams, one National written exam, and two National Practical exams.

All Physiotherapist at the Sports Clinic have achieved or are working towards their FCAMPT status.

Mark Ruggiero
The Sports Clinic - Winston Park 


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