Do you use manual techniques?

Then managing expectations is essential!

  • More satisfied when treatment and communication meets expectations
  • Patients more positive if treatment is consistent with views on pain
  • Adequate explanation on the execution and effect of manipulative technique is important

Patients with low back pain think differently about manual techniques aimed at relieving their pain. Especially on manipulative techniques their ideas differ. The expectations and experiences of patients are influenced by their beliefs about low back pain and how the therapist explains and executes the specific technique. This is concluded by British scientists who interviewed ten patients after a manual therapist applied a one-off mobilising or manipulating technique. 


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