Education in manual therapy


In Norway, the University in Bergen is the only institution to offer a clinical master study in manual therapy.

The study is a two-year education in the examination and treatment of afflictions in the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. The education aims to develop the students’ skills in analysis and evaluation of the neuromuscular and bio mechanical functions of the movement apparatus. The body’s joints and associated tissues are evaluated through a general, local and specific examination giving emphasis to mobility, stability and pain. Manual therapy entails specific or general methods of treatment that aim to improve or maintain function, or delay a progressing failure in function. The treatment can include techniques of joint manipulation, meaning a quick, mechanical impulse to improve local function.

The course of study accredits 120 study points.

Read more about “master program in manual therapy” at the University in Bergen, section of physiotherapy science.