Joint Mobilization Treatment
The most common concern faced by many is Joint Pain Relief versus Joint Stiffness. The two main joint problems are:
- Joint stiffness
- Joint pain
These two symptoms can occur in isolation or they can occur simultaneously, which means you can have joint stiffness and pain.
For full and pain-free movement your joints need to move freely in all directions that they were designed to. If they become locked or restricted in any direction, you may experience pain and/or stiffness. Luckily, with the assistance of a skilled physiotherapist who understands your joints, you can quickly and easily regain full joint range and pain-free movement. To achieve this, your physiotherapist will assess which of your joints are:
- Painful and stiff
- Painful and Hypermobile
Joint mobilization treatment differs depending on the joint stiffness / hypermobility and the pain associated with moving your joint. Your skilled physiotherapist is the ideal health professional qualified to assess and treat your joint dysfunction effectively.
Joint Mobilisation Techniques:
Joint mobilisation techniques concentrate on attaining a normal range of pain-free joint motion. Nearly every restriction in movement can be regained by a specific joint technique performed by an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist. And the good news is … joint mobilisation techniques have certainly improved over the years with very gentle and pain-free options available.
Common Examples of Joint Mobilisation & Pain Relief Techniques may include:
- Gentle Joint Mobilisations (eg Maitland, Mulligan, Kaltenborn techniques)
- Mobility Exercises (eg McKenzie exercises)
- Minimal Energy Techniques (Osteopathic-based active joint repositioning techniques)
- Joint Manipulation
- Traction / Distraction Techniques
PIM – Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation
At Foot Choice, we understand that you may be anxious about certain treatment methods. You’ll be pleased to know that we can offer you the latest safe, gentle and effective joint mobilisation and pain relief treatment approaches that we would happily provide to our own family or friends.
For more information, please contact your trusted physiotherapist.