Joint Mobilization & Manipulation
If you are experiencing stiffness, decreased range of motion, pain, or tension in any of your joints, you may benefit from joint mobilization and manipulation techniques. While the techniques differ, both aim to increase your ability to do every day activities by reducing pain and increasing your function and range of motion.
Where can I get Joint Mobilization & Manipulation?
All of our California, Connecticut, and Colorado locations offer Joint Mobilization and Manipulation.
What is Joint Mobilization & Manipulation?
During joint mobilization, your physical therapist will methodically move your affected joint within its normal range of motion. During joint manipulation, your physical therapist will use short, quick movements that push the affected joint past its normal range of motion.
There are two main types of mobilizations:
During oscillatory joint mobilizations, your physical therapist will use gentle pressure on a joint that is traveling at a slow speed. Pressure is applied at multiple points through the range of motion.
During sustained joint mobilizations, your physical therapist will pull on your joint for a sustained period of time in order to alleviate joint compression and stretch the surrounding tissues of the joint.
Benefits of Joint Mobilization & Manipulation
There are a great many benefits to Joint Mobilization & Manipulation, including:
- Alleviation of pain
- Increased range of motion
- Increased flexibility
- Decreased tension
- Better function of the joint
Get Started with Join Mobilization & Manipulation Today
Joint mobilization and manipulation are good tools in a physical therapist’s arsenal for helping you live a healthy and pain-free life. Both can be used in conjunction with other techniques to help improve your movements and decrease discomfort. If you’re ready to get started with one of our specialized physical therapists, you can schedule an appointment via our Request an Appointment form found here.
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