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Manual Therapy

MGS’ expert physiotherapists across Sydney’s Northern Beaches use manual therapy to deliver ‘hands-on’ treatment resulting in relief of pain and improved mobility.

Manual therapy helps bring your body into balance by relaxing tight muscles and freeing up restricted joints.

Manual Therapy

What is it?

Muscle and joint repair

Benefit from a tactile approach to physiotherapy with a range of joint and soft tissue mobilising techniques such as Mulligan’s joint gliding and Muscle Energy Treatment which help to minimise pain and restore function.

Hands-on pain relief

Manual interventions without the use of machinery or equipment can have a profound effect on certain conditions. Experience pain relief from the very first session.

Chronic condition management

Inflammatory conditions such as Sever’s disease can be managed using manual techniques to help unload tight muscles and connective tissues.

Repetitive movement conditions

Repetitive movement disorders such as tendinitis and bursitis can be diagnosed using an ultrasound. Manual therapy and exercises can then help reduce swelling and muscle or joint pain.

Sports and lifestyle injuries

Long-term, chronic conditions such as ‘golfer’s elbow’ or ‘tennis elbow’ can be prevented and healed through therapeutic modalities such as massage therapy.

Long-term muscular imbalances can cause joints to fall out of alignment. This leads to chronic inflammation and restricts movement. Manual therapy techniques help to realign joints, relieve tension, increase flexibility and build strength in order to resolve the root cause of pain and permanently solve the problem.


This type of therapy has a wide range of benefits including increased range of motion, enhanced motor control and reduced inflammation.

The combination of implementing skilled treatment protocols alongside a personalised, tactile approach leads to an accelerated healing process. Return to physical activity with the confidence that comes with pain-free, easy movement.


Manual therapy is a ‘hands-on’ approach to treatment which typically involves a mixture of soft tissue mobilisation, joint mobilisation and sometimes joint manipulation using high velocity, low amplitude force. Open patient-clinician communication ensures that the appropriate pressure is applied to maximise both comfort and results.


When applied correctly, these techniques can have profound results. Often, an almost immediate increase in range of motion, as well as a significant reduction in pain, stiffness and discomfort, mean that everyday activities are much more manageable from the get-go.

Post treatment

The full benefits of treatment can generally be felt by the next day. However, you may experience some level of soreness immediately after therapy and over the following 12-24 hours. If required, heat or cold packs can help alleviate discomfort. Committing to your in-home exercise plan is key to the long-term prevention and management of chronic conditions.

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Mona Vale

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North Curl Curl

Manly. Mona Vale. North Curl Curl.

We pride ourselves on our attentive service as well as the warm, friendly atmosphere that we’ve come to be known for. We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable in the clinic but also confident that you’ll be in and out on time, with the results you need.

Our approach is anchored in trust, care and open communication. We’re here to help facilitate and accelerate your unique body’s healing process – whatever that means for you.

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Early appointments available

We want to make it easier for you to prioritise your health. That’s why we offer flexible, early morning appointments that fit into your busy schedule.

Treating the cause, and the symptoms

Treating the symptoms will only mask the underlying cause. We work consultatively with you, and experiment until we unearth the real root of your issue.

We hear you

One of the reasons we proudly hold so many lasting client relationships is our dedication to actively listening to people’s problems, feelings and intentions.

New patients might ask us…

Can I book over the phone?

Yes! You can call find the clinic phone numbers at the very top of the page on a desktop, or in the side menu on a mobile.

You will find our Receptionists very friendly and helpful. They will find a time that suits you and make sure you know where to park, how to get there and where we are.

Do I need a doctor to refer me to you first?

You do not need a referral from a doctor to see a physiotherapist however if you do have one please bring it along. We like to communicate with your doctor and any other practitioners involved in your care.

Will you remind me that I have an appointment with you?

Yes! You will have your appointment confirmed a day or so before by text, email or telephone call – whichever you prefer.

How long will my appointment be?

Appointments are scheduled a minimum of 30 minutes apart. We find that in the majority of cases that this is the most appropriate amount of time. In more complex conditions or for multiple injuries longer appointments can be arranged.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Yes please! Any investigations or scans relating to the condition will help us understand your presentation better. Even if you just have the reports from scans they will be very helpful. Likewise any notes from other Therapists or doctors would be great. If you don’t have anything then don’t worry just bring yourself.

If you have problems related to walking or sport then please bring your runners or boots in for use to look at.

If you have a WorkCover claim or were injured at work then please bring your claim number. If you do not have a claim number but intend to get one please advise our receptionist when you arrive.

I'm running late!

Our aim is that everyone receives the attention they require and while achieving this we attempt to utilise all of our available time.  If you are running late please call ahead and our Receptionist will check with your physio to see if it is possible to still see you.  There may not be enough time to attend to your needs effectively.  If we rush you through your treatment it is at best not helpful to you and at worst unsafe.  We can simply reschedule your appointment for a later time.

Contact our friendly staff to get you moving at peak performance

MGS Manly


Phone 02 9976 2666
Fax 02 9976 2675


1 Whistler Street
Manly NSW 2095


Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 1pm

MGS Mona Vale


Phone 02 9979 6978
Fax 02 9979 2161


Shop 2, Peninsula Plaza,
20 Bungan Street
Mona Vale NSW 2103


Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 1pm

MGS North Curl Curl


Phone 02 9905 3500
Fax 02 9905 3501


53 Griffin Road
North Curl Curl NSW 2099


Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 12pm

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