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Joint Mobilization

Joint mobilization is a manual therapy technique that involves applying targeted pressures or forces to a joint while simultaneously moving the joint surfaces in a controlled manner. This technique helps alleviate joint pain, improve mobility, and enhance physical function.

Different types of joint mobilization techniques are utilized, including:

  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
  • Mulligan Manual Therapy: mobilization with movement
  • Neural Tension Mobilization: specialized techniques to mobilize nerves
  • Graded Mobilizations: low-velocity movement techniques with varying amplitudes
  • Manipulation: high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust near the end-range of joint mobility

Joint Manipulation for the Spine at Pacific Physiotherapy in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton

In cases of back pain and stiffness, a specific form of joint mobilization called spinal manipulation or spinal manipulative therapy is employed. This technique involves applying controlled force to a spinal joint using hands or a device. The amount of force used depends on the specific manipulation technique employed. The aim of this treatment is to alleviate pain and improve physical function.

Side Effects and Risks

Reviews have indicated that spinal manipulation for back pain is relatively safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. Minor side effects may include temporary soreness or fatigue.

It is crucial to inform all healthcare providers about any complementary health treatments you undergo and provide them with a comprehensive overview of your health management. This ensures coordinated and safe care.

Who Can Benefit From Joint Mobilization at Pacific Physiotherapy in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton?

Joint mobilization can benefit individuals experiencing joint stiffness or pain. However, it is generally not recommended for individuals with excessive joint flexibility or fused joints.

If your back or joints hurt, call Pacific Physiotherapy in Guelph, Mississauga, & Hamilton for a thorough assessment today!

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