Joint Mobilization

Physiotherapy in Don MillsOur physiotherapists in Toronto are trained to use the skillful movement of spinal joints as well as peripheral joints like shoulder, ankle, hip, and other joints. Joint mobilization usually involves a small, repetitive movement or gliding movement of the joint within its normal range of motion or a high speed controlled movement. Your physiotherapist will communicate what type of technique will be used for your individual treatments. Joint mobilization is commonly used to:

  • Control pain
  • Increase joint mobility
  • Reduce joint stiffness
  • Improve joint blood flow
  • Reduce the pressure of nerves
  • Normalize spinal joint movement

Joint mobilization is commonly combined with other modalities by physiotherapists, chiropractors and massage therapists to treat:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Strains and sprains from daily activities
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Work and sports-related injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Restricted movement in the back, shoulders, neck or limbs

Read more: Arthritis

See also:  Osteoporosis

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