Your body is made up of hundreds of joints, and if any of these joints become restricted, it can cause significant pain or discomfort. When this is the case, joint mobilization can be used as a means for treatment. Joint mobilization is a type of manual therapy that is performed at Flowers Physical Therapy. If you are experiencing joint pain, please contact us so we can help.
Joint mobilization is a physical therapy technique designed to relieve pain and muscle spasms, release tension and improve flexibility in a joint. With joint mobilization, the physical therapist applies gentle passive movements to the joint, which stretches the tissue and restores joint play. These motions stretch and strengthen the surrounding tissue helping reduce pain and spasm, and increasing mobility.
Reasons for Joint Mobilization
Joint mobilization can be used to treat a wide array of symptoms and conditions such as
Rotator Cuff tears or sprains
What To Expect with Joint Mobilization
When coming to Flowers Physical Therapy, the first thing to expect is an examination. Be sure to wear loose-fitting clothing, as some level of movement will be necessary to assess everything from your range of motion, strength, coordination, pain level, and posture, to determine an accurate diagnosis. After a diagnosis is found, we can begin to craft a unique treatment program that is specifically tailored to you, and the joint mobilization can commence. This process will work to loosen up the joint that is being restricted by applying movement into the barrier of the joint. This process should be painless, but our physical therapist will tell you should expect to feel if this is not the case.
If you are experiencing joint pain or discomfort, it may be time to visit Flowers Physical Therapy in Rosedale. Our physical therapists can offer you joint mobilization as treatment, which can help correct the problem. From whiplash to sprains, this type of manual therapy can be performed to reduce pain and prevent future injury.