Virtual Conference

Joao Rafael Rocha da Silva

Connect Life Rehabilitation and Performance, Brazil

Title: Manual therapy in pain management: An integrative review


Introduction: Manual Therapy is one of the oldest therapeutic resources used in rehabilitation. We can describe this technique as the use of manual skills, including but not limited to mobilization or manipulation, to assess and treat soft tissue and joint structures. For modulating pain and increasing range of motion. Goals. There is a vast literature on manual therapy, most of which is probably unknown to traditional manual therapists and certainly unknown to other professionals with no interest in manual therapy. The objective of the study was to carry out a literature review, seeking studies that observed scientific evidence of manual therapy in the treatment of pain.

Method: An integrative bibliographic review was carried out in the following databases: Embase, Scopus, Web of Science, Pedro, Cochrane Library, Jama, Pubmed, Bvs, using the following keywords: “manual therapy and pain”, “manual therapy”, “ manual physiotherapy”, “manupulative physiotherapy”. 

Meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and clinical studies were selected, which observed in their results an improvement in chronic and acute low back pain, chronic neck pain, migraine, and tension headache, shoulder pain, idiopathic scoliosis, femoroacetabular impingement, cervicogenic dizziness, knee osteoarthritis, pain musculoskeletal disorders, temporomandibular disorders, oncologic musculoskeletal pain after mastectomy, using manual therapy associated with other techniques and therapeutic resources.
Conclusion. Manual Therapy is a therapeutic resource with scientific evidence and can help in the treatment of pain. The treatment must be carried out in a multimodal way, including other techniques and therapeutic resources for better effectiveness.


Physical Therapist Joao Rafael Rocha da Silva, Postgraduate Degree in Sports Rehabilitation Orthopedics and Sports Traumatology CETE Federal University of São Paulo, Improvement in Interdisciplinary Pain Assessment and Treatment Hospital das Clínicas, USP Medical School.He published two works in 2022 "Manual Therapy in the Treatment of Pain" Revista Neuro Ciencias and "Assessment of the Transversus Abdominal Muscle in Individuals with Pain" Med Crave Neurology Journal.Presented the work "The impact of pain on the practice of physical exercises" International Heart Congress 2023 and "Manual therapy and segmental stabilization in the treatment of pain" International Conference on Neurology And Neurological Disorders accepted for publication in the scientific journal Medicine and Clinical Science "Pain as a potential impact factor in cardiac rehabilitation: Literature Review. "Scientific Reviewer.