Spinal manual therapy is an umbrella term for 5 different levels of mobilising or manipulating your spine or sacroiliac joint.
The first four grades involve mobilisation. Grades 1 and 2 aim to decrease pain while grades 3 and 4 increase movement. Grade 5 moves into manipulation, where we apply a controlled thrust to your spine to make the joint move further than it would on its own.
We also use joint mobilisation combined with movement, which is gentle and effective in reducing pain and restoring movement. That’s known as the Brian Mulligan Concept.