Manual Therapy, journal of musculoskeletal physiotherapy science and practice, is a peer-reviewed international journal,
publishing high quality original research, review and Masterclass articles that contribute to improving the clinical understanding of
appropriate care processes for musculoskeletal disorders. The journal publishes articles that influence or add to the body of
evidence on diagnostic and therapeutic processes, patient centered care, guidelines for musculoskeletal therapeutics
and theoretical models that support developments in diagnostics and interventions.
Papers published in Manual Therapy are of international
relevance and have an over-arching applied clinical focus or serve to inform clinical approaches.
Manual Therapy publishes papers
that show depth, rigour, originality and high quality presentation which inform the evidence base relating to mechanisms of function/dysfunction;
treatment methods; best clinical practice; clinical reasoning and decision making processes; assessment and clinical management of musculoskeletal
disorders; exploration of relevant clinical interventions; multi modal approaches; psychosocial issues; and service user expectations,
experiences and perspectives.
Quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research articles are welcomed as well as systematic
and high quality narrative reviews. Other regular features include Masterclasses, Professional Issues and Technical and Measurement
From 2016 all articles published in Manual Therapy will be immediately
assigned to an issue upon acceptance, without having to wait in press. This will mean immediate publication for all authors, upon completion
of post-acceptance publishing processes.