The manual medicine

Manual medicine is a special technique of treatment, which includes both diagnostic and therapeutic treatment. With manual therapy treatment medical specialists successfully heal functional problems of the musculoskeletal system (muscles and joints), back pain, headaches, dizziness, nausea, certain internal organ problems and neurological disorders, with particular attention to the spine.

Moto of the manual medicine is to eliminate pain and its cause without drugs and surgery. Its primary purpose is to recover to its previous state or, if not possible, successfully relieve the symptoms that cause problems or pain. Nowadays main problems of Slovenian population represent back pain and neck pain, which are generally long-term consequences of forced posture. A common symptom is also a herniated disc, where manual medicine is very successful; more than 30 percent of patients who already have a prescribed surgery are completely healed with manual therapy.

Manual medicine is a part of traditional medicine in Slovenia, but only if it is implemented by a physician with specialization in the field of neurology or orthopedics. In Slovenia, there is no specialization study of manual medicine that is why specialists mostly come from Russia, where there are the largest and most advanced centers of manual medicine in the World.

What and how is treated by manual medicine

Manual medicine pays particular attention in all three areas of the spine, cervical, thoracic and lumbar, and problems that are related; such as joint pain, headaches, vertigo, tinnitus, unsteadiness, tingling or numbness, muscle pain and much more. For most people over the age of 40, there is a presence of degeneration problems, such is for example osteochondrosis. Over the age of 60 often occurs spondylitis and spondyloartritis. Consequent effects are the reduction of mobility and pain in different parts of the body. Most of these problems can be very effectively cured by manual medicine.

On the first visit a manual medicine specialist makes a clinical overview of patient and analysis of the previous clinical reports; complete neurological examination, manual overview, mobility of the joints, muscles, tendons and connective tissue assessment posture and movement. Only on this basis can decide for further individual treatment. The specialist checks muscle tone, balance and spinal reflexes as well. With the help of detailed history, the doctor decides to individual therapy, if necessary, the patient is sent to further clinical tests.

Manual therapy is a safe and painless, does not allow no sudden movements, which could lead to unpleasant pain (i.e. soft manual medicine techniques). Many patients feel pain relief already after the first visit, for complete elimination of pain for certain symptom, such as persistent low back pain, in average five visits are needed.

Effective treatment, satisfied patients

The success of treatment by manual medicine after the first treatment (i.e. from 4 to 6 visits) is about 80 percent, with 40 percent of patients fully cured, the same percentage of patients are cured of the main symptoms, and the remaining 20 percent is progress, but are generally required additional therapy.
MO-GY clinics in Slovenia are well known, with more than 20 years of reputation in healing with manual therapy. We heal patients of all ages, including children with idiopathic scoliosis level I and II. There are also many top athletes among our patients. The latter have mainly symptoms resulting from active training and injuries. Most of our patients represent people with problems in different parts of the spine as a result of degenerative changes or long-term forced posture. After successful treatment we recommend regular check-ups and treatment for health maintenance.

The most common symptoms:
– Pain in the spine, joints, muscles
– Headaches, dizziness, vertigo
– Pain or tingling in the arms or legs
– Limited joint mobility

The most common indications:
– Back pain on the basis of osteochondrosis
– Herniated disc – intervertebral disc pressure on the nerve
– Idiopathic scoliosis level I and II
– Irregularities in blood circulation into the spinal artery
– Headache, dizziness and insomnia
– Chest pain
– Arthritis – knee, shoulder, hip
– Muscle pain
– Periarthritis

Doctors
MO-GY manual medicine specialists have basic education in the field of neurology or orthopedics. Manual medicine in Slovenia is a part of traditional medicine, but only if it is implemented by a physician with specialization in the field of neurology or orthopedics. MO-GY specialists have years of experience in the field of treatment by manual medicine in various eminent institutions. Their professional qualifications and experiences are the basis for successful treatment of symptoms and indications of manual medicine.

Andrej Kotov, M. Sc., Ph.D., spec. neurologist, manual medicine specialist
Doctor Andrej Kotov works in MO-GY Ljubljana clinic since January 2009.
In 1994, he finished medical university in specialized in the field of neurology in 1995. In 1997 he became a manual medicine specialist and received a Master’s degree from the highest (third degree) field of neurology in 2005.

Sergej Fedorov, Ph. D., spec. neurologist, manual medicine specialist
Doctor Sergej Fedorov works in MO GY Maribor clinic since March 2008 and MO-GY Murska Sobota since 2010.
In 1985, he finished medical university and specializes in the field of neurology in 1986. In 1989, he specialized in the field of manual medicine, and in 2004 completed a specialization of soft manual medicine techniques. As an assistant professor he lectured in the Department of Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy in Belarusian State Medical University.

Genadij Filipov, Ph. D., spec. orthopedist, , spec. neurologist, manual medicine specialist
Doctor Genadij Filipov works in MO-GY Nova Gorica clinic since January 2003.
In 1981 he finished medical university and specialized in the field of orthopedics and traumatology in 1982. He specialized in the field of manual medicine in 1991, and received the highest degree of specialization in the field of orthopedics and traumatology in 1995.

Aleksej Filipov, Ph. D., spec. surgeon, manual medicine specialist
Doctor Aleksej Filipov works in MO-GY Nova Gorica clinic since October 2012.
In 2009, he finished medical university and specialized in the field of surgery in 2011. In 2012 he passed the specialization of manual medicine.