Teuvo Keisala, naprapath and inventor of Manuthera, had a goal from early on in his career: he wanted to be able to give more efficient treatment to his patients. He had first-hand experience to what it was like to live with pain for longer periods of time: he had gone through a painful phase in his youth, suffering from sciatica that began bothering him when he was just 14 years old.
– I know what it is like to live with a back pain, and how frustrating it is to suffer from something that could be fixed with a short-term treatment. In my early days as a naprapath, I saw too many patients who had undergone several treatments, but with no results. I wanted to help them.
Easy and efficient for the patient
With Manuthera, it is easy for any patient, even those with more severe mobility issues, to access the table and find the therapeutically and anatomically optimal position for a treatment. Thanks to the multiple adjustment and movement options, the position can be found smoothly and quietly, and made as painless as possible. When the patient doesn’t feel pain, they relax, making the therapy more pleasant, and also more efficient: treatment of a relaxed body requires less force but gives better results.
– The thing that sets Manuthera apart from other treatment tables, is exactly these numerous movement and adjustment options. They allow the table to be adjusted to any position that is required for a successful manual therapy. Combining manipulation and mobilisation would be almost impossible if there wasn’t a treatment table with such versatile features. For instance, region-specific spinal manipulation can be too painful for the patient, if it is done on a regular table, relying only on the strength of the therapist’s hands, Keisala says.
Ergonomic for a therapist
Not only patients benefit from Manuthera’s advanced features: it also enhances the ergonomics for the therapists and makes their work less burdening.
Thanks to the two synchronized lifting motors, the unique multi-traction and 3D features and the frame with bearings in all moving parts, there is no need for the therapist to lift or twist the patient. Mobility treatment can be carried out using the traction, flexion, lateral flexion and rotation features of the table, as well as gravity.