In manual therapy, hands (in Latin, “manus” = hand) are the most important instrument for both evaluation and treatment. Therapists use their hands to feel the muscles, tendons and joints of the patient. They can feel blockages and malfunctions in your spine or your joints, and they use palpation to discover tensions in your tissues which can cause pain. The goal of manual therapy is to carry out suitable treatment and remedy dysfunctions. Techniques involving the hands are used both for alleviating pain as well as for improving mobility.