Manual medicine is a preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedure that uses special hand movements only. The hands are used to detect and treat blockages, tensions, other malfunctions in the muscles and tendons, and impaired joint mobility.

The main focus is on treating acute or chronic disorders of the musculoskeletal system, particularly back, joint and muscle discomfort. The aim of manual medicine is to eradicate pain and ensure full mobility. Manual medicine is carried out by specially trained doctors.   

Osteopathic medicine is a type of manual medicine.  

Why choose Hirslanden


Manual medicine is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our manual medicine specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!