Think of your joints as the catalyst for your body’s motion. They are surrounded by soft tissue, which is susceptible to injury or disease, causing pain, spasms and stiffness. Joint mobilization is a technique aimed at releasing the built-up tension, improving joint flexibility and range of motion.
Using small, passive movements, your physical therapist at Motion Dynamics will manually move a joint, gently working it through a natural level of resistance. These motions stretch and strengthen the tissue surrounding the bone, which helps reduce pain and increase joint flexibility and function.
Any joint that has compromised motion can be mobilized. The technique is commonly used on the neck, upper, middle and lower back, and sacroiliac joints, as well as the joints of the extremities such as the shoulder, wrist, hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle.
To see if joint mobilization is right for you, give us a call today.