What is Joint Mobilisation?
Joint Mobilization is also a manual therapy, that addresses joint motion. It is usually aimed at a ‘target’ synovial joint with the aim of reducing pain and improving range of motion.
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 particular 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 (but normal motion)
• painful and stiff
• painful and hypermobile
Joint mobilisation treatment varies depending on the joint stiffness / hypermobility and the pain associated with moving your joint. Your skilled physiotherapist is the ideal health professional trained to assess and treat your joint dysfunction effectively.
Joints Stiffen or Lock Up?
Why do Joints Stiffen or Lock Up?
Any bone, muscle, tendon and ligament damage may be combined with joint stiffness or a locked joint. Additionally, in an open or closed position, joints may lock and get trapped. It runs into something and it becomes hard and/or uncomfortable, almost like a door that does not swing open or shut quite completely. Normally, the joint shifts in an uncomfortable and unusual direction due to a basic synchronisation or control problem. As a consequence, depending on the condition of the physiotherapist, the joint care procedure used to fix the locked joints will differ.
Your physiotherapist will explore with you what strategies will be the most appropriate, healthy and pain-free after a diligent examination. Then, they’ll start solving the problem fast.
How it will help my condition?
For many illnesses, Joint Mobilisation can aid. At PPC, we found it particularly useful for:
- Lower Back pain
- Neck pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Cervico-genic Headache
- Shoulder pains
What If You Delay Treatment?
Research shows us that signs lasting more than three months become habitual and are much difficult to solve. This will lead to situations that are nastier. The earlier you get on top of the signs, the better the result. All accidents are different and little differences will make the recovery rate a major change. Any range of motion exercises may be appropriate for stiff joints or muscles. Treatment or very precise strengthening exercises may be needed for other injuries. For your best result, promptly seek professional guidance.
How Much Treatment Will You Need?
Your physiotherapist will evaluate the injury severity with you after reviewing the injury and estimate the amount of procedures needed. No two accidents are ever similar. Your therapy will include techniques and exercises to recover:
- joint, ligament and soft tissue pliability and funtionality
- muscle strength and endurance
- Proprioception and Balance
- Tips to prevent it from Re-happening
- Improvement in performance.