Manual Medicine is the medical discipline of enhanced knowledge and skills, that by the use of theoretic basis, knowledge and conventional medical techniques of further medical specialities, carries out on one hand the manual diagnostic examination of the locomotor system, the head, visceral attatchments and connective tissue structures; on the other hand, it adds manual techniques to the treatment of functional reversible disorders aiming to prevention, cure and rehabilitation of the latter. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are based on scientific neurophysiological and biomechanical principles.
Manual Medicine is a cross-sectional postgraduate apprenticeship and can be carried out by all medical specialists.
Within the framework of a multimodal therapeutic concept, Manual Medicine encompasses the interdisciplinary application of its diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of reversible dysfunctions of the locomotor system and the resulting ailments.
Additionally, systemic chain-reactions – vertebrovisceral, viscerovertebral and viscerocutaneous – within the locomotor system as well as psychosomatic influences are also adequately considered (“chain” means interlinked functional symptoms in the locomotor system).