Manipulative Therapy or Manual Therapy was used many years ago as a means of promoting healing and relieving pain. It is now referred to as Musculoskeletal Therapy.
Today, Musculoskeletal Therapy is a highly specialized area of the profession, however it may exist in different forms among other professions. Musculoskeletal Therapy is the term used for special handling techniques to promote the healing of soft tissue.
These techniques may include myofascial release, soft tissue massage, joint mobilization and manipulation to name a few.