Manual medicine is a preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedure that uses special hand movements only. The hands are used to detect and treat blockages, tensions, other malfunctions in the muscles and tendons, and impaired joint mobility.
The main focus is on treating acute or chronic disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly back, joint and muscle discomfort. The aim of manual medicine is to eradicate pain and ensure full mobility. Manual medicine is carried out by specially trained doctors.
Osteopathic medicine is a type of manual medicine.