Trends in the use of manual therapy among physiotherapists in Jakarta: A survey study

Anggiat, Lucky and Rahmansyah, Beriman (2022) Trends in the use of manual therapy among physiotherapists in Jakarta: A survey study. International Journal of Sport, Exercise and Health Research, 6 (2). pp. 121-125. ISSN 2581-4923

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Background: In clinical practice, physiotherapists deal with many instances of musculoskeletal disorders. Manual therapy is the most common physiotherapy modality used or can be said to be the most popular and quite effective in musculoskeletal cases. This study aims to examine the knowledge of physiotherapists in the application of manual therapy in clinical practice. Furthermore, specifically to find out the development of the selection of manual therapy techniques or methods that are often used by physiotherapists. Methods: The research method used is a survey method that is given online to physiotherapists. Researchers target physiotherapists in the Jakarta, Indonesia. The online questionnaire was created by the researchers and consists of four parts of questions which are demographic data, most common cases, most known manual therapy methods and frequency of using manual therapy in practice. Results: Questionnaires were given to 180 target respondents. However, the respondents who accepted to fill out the questionnaire were only 60 respondents. Most common cases faced by physiotherapists are musculoskeletal with the neuromuscular following next. the Mulligan Concepts technique is the technique that is the most known by the respondents or can be considered the most popular. The use of therapeutic exercise and stretching is quite widely used by physiotherapists in combination with manual therapy. Conclusion. The Mulligan Manual Therapy technique is the most well-known or popular manual therapy technique among physiotherapists. Although quite popular, all manual therapy technique was often used by physiotherapists. Keywords: Manual Therapy, Physiotherapy, Intervention, Survey

Item Type: Article
Subjects: MEDICINE
Depositing User: Mr Alexander Jeremia
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2023 08:54
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023 08:54

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