Improve the Health and Mobility of Your Joints with Joint Mobilization!
Joint mobilization entails the passive movement of specific joints using a trained application of force, direction, and technique. Your physical therapist, chiropractor, assisted stretching provider, personal trainer or massage therapist may use joint mobilization techniques with their hands or devices! Devices such as braces help deliver the desired treatment effect.
If you believe our joint mobilization strategies will benefit you, please call Midland Sports Rehab and Freeland Sports Rehab in Midland and Freeland, MI at (989) 341-1070 for more information!
Your Joint Function, Explained
Your body contains hundreds of joints, many of which are of varying shapes and sizes. Some joints include the “hinge joint” in your elbow, a “ball and socket joint” in your hip, or a “saddle joint” in your thumb. To help you work effectively and comfortably, your joints rely on a combination of stability and mobility.
The specific type, magnitude, speed, and frequency of the performed treatment is determined by a number of factors. Including but not limited to treatment goal, the type of joint being targeted, and even your unique anatomy.
There are many advantages to joint mobilization. Some benefits gained from treatment include reduced pain, increased range of motion, and improved joint movement quality (known as arthrokinematics).
How Is Joint Mobilization Performed?
You should expect a thorough evaluation of your range of motion, coordination, discomfort, posture, and potential tissue stress during your initial appointment at Midland or Freeland Sports Rehab. Our experts will then create a customized care plan to meet your unique needs based on the findings of the initial review. Information about your current and previous medical history is also a large consideration!
We will also provide you with additional resources, such as therapeutic exercises, for stability and range of motion. These additional resources are great to supplement and strengthen the effects of joint mobilization. Other modalities or postural neuromuscular retraining may be incorporated into the treatment plan if your treatment provider deems it appropriate.
During your treatment sessions, we recommend dressing in loose, comfortable clothing for a therapy session involving joint mobilization.
Common Conditions Treated with Joint Mobilization
An irritated, swollen, or misaligned joint may occur as a result of an injury, stress, poor posture, repeated movement, or even age-related wear and tear. When this happens, the joint can become rigid and painful if it does not move correctly.
Specific conditions that our multidisciplinary team successfully manage with joint mobilizations include:
- Ankle sprains
- Medial or lateral epicondylitis (golfer’s or tennis elbow, respectively)
- Facet joint locking and other types of spinal misalignments
- Rotator cuff tears and sprains
- Sciatica and other types of nerve impingement syndromes
- Arthritis (especially of the shoulder, spine, elbow, hip, and knee)
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
Since joint problems are often the secret underlying causes of other types of injuries and ailments, including muscle strains, ligament damage, and bursitis, we strongly advise you to see a Midland or Freeland, MI treatment provider if you are experiencing acute or chronic dysfunction.
Discover if Joint Mobilization is Right For You!
There is only one way to find out if joint mobilization is right for you: click here to make an appointment at Midland Sports Rehab or Freeland Sports Rehab today. It is possible to get rid of joint or muscle pain without taking any medications!