At Active Physiotherapy Newtown and CBD, we have a high level of expertise in treating low back pain and neck pain. We use a unique fusion on manual therapy techniques in order to facilitate restoration of normal joint, nerve and muscle function. All our clinical staff are advanced manual therapists and excel in gentle mobilisations and low grade manipulations of the body. We may need to use massage, dry needling or myofascial release to achieve a deeper release of soft tissues.

What do we use Manual Therapy to Treat


Stiff, painful joints are common when you have had surgery or have had to be in a plaster cast or a brace for a while. It is also common to have a stiff, painful joint if you have hurt yourself and have been moving differently due to pain. Hands-on manual therapy can be very soothing when joints and muscles have been painful, and is a front line treatment at our clinic.

What to Expect from your Assessment


If your assessment highlights a restriction in your abdominal or pelvic cavity, such as old scar, your physiotherapist may need to use visceral mobilisation techniques in order to release the scar and any associated soft tissue. This is a gentle technique and allows for a deeper release of musculoskeletal structures that may be involved with your internal organs. You can learn more about these manual therapy techniques here:

If your assessment identifies a lack of nerve tissue motion, your physiotherapist may use cranio-sacral mobilisation techniques. This gentle nerve treatment allows for the restoration of normal nerve mechanics and can be effective in the treatment of headaches, spinal pain and whiplash injuries.

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Using Manual Therapy at our Clinic


Coupled with exercise to strengthen and stabilise newly promoted joint movement, we find manual therapy to be an effective way to get fast pain relief for our patients. Find out more about why we give you exercises here: