Introduction: Neuroscience for manual therapists
This will be a section of several articles aimed at those manual therapists who have not yet realised the importance of embracing the concepts that neuroscience offers us.
But why are we interested in neuroscience?
I am not a neurologist, nor am I a physiotherapist, but I am interested in neuroscience for several reasons:
Science advances: Yes, I am an osteopath or a massage therapist, or… but I cannot be anchored in the principles of Still, in the last 100 years science has advanced more than in the previous 2000.
Because neuroscience gives you new concepts and tools about your client’s pain.
Because in addition to managing your client’s pain, you need to improve your client’s movement pattern, and this is done by working on the motor cortex.
It works on joint stability, thus helping to improve range of motion, without losing stability, while retaining motor control.
As you can see, all are advantages, and in the next articles we will develop these concepts.