Paspa Physical Therapy

Joint Mobilization Technique

Find a PT in Manhattan, NY, who can administer the right joint manipulation techniques that are suitable for you.

Implementing a good joint mobilization therapy in your body can result in many good benefits such as improved range of motion, reduced pain, and better quality of joint movement. 

We at Paspa Physical Therapy have professional physical therapists who have the expertise to assist with implementing the proper joint mobilization techniques for your needs. We are located in Manhattan, NY, and offer Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy services, including joint mobilization.

Find a PT in Manhattan, NY, who can administer the right joint manipulation techniques that are suitable for you.

Implementing a good joint mobilization therapy in your body can result in many good benefits such as improved range of motion, reduced pain, and better quality of joint movement. 

We at Paspa Physical Therapy have professional physical therapists who have the expertise to assist with implementing the proper joint mobilization techniques for your needs. 

We are located in Manhattan, NY, and offer Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy services, including joint mobilization.

Why you need it

There are several reasons why you need this form of therapy. 

Simple tasks such as walking, bending your back, or lifting your arm can sometimes be challenging if you have stiffness in your joints and joint or muscle pain. 

Whether you are an athlete or just want to move your body daily without feeling a strain on your joints, your local physical therapist’s joint mobilization program can help improve your joint mobility.

What is joint mobilization, and how does it work?

Joint mobilization is a manual therapy technique that a physical therapist uses intending to improve the movement of your joints and reduce pain. 

Much of your body’s mobility is dependent on hundreds of joints in your body, such as the “hinge joint” in your elbow, the “ball and socket joint” in your hip, and the “saddle joint” in your thumb. 

There are a variety of joints in your body that are structured differently and come in different sizes. 

Joint mobilization involves the passive movement of the specific joints using manual techniques to help improve your range of motion, reduce pain, and improve the quality of joint motion (arthrokinematics/joint play).

What conditions can benefit from joint mobilization?

Your joints are supported by different physiological structures in your body, such as muscle fibers, ligaments, tendons, capsules, and cartilage, which can get injured. 

These structures can benefit from physical therapy treatments such as joint mobilization.

Some of the conditions that can benefit from joint mobilizations are listed below:

Some of the conditions that can benefit from joint mobilizations are listed below:

  • Acute or chronic dysfunction
  • Ankle sprains
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain and muscle spasms
  • Knee instability
  • Arthritis disease
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Runners Knee
  • ACL Reconstruction

Who can perform joint mobilization?

A professional orthopedic PT can help restore mobility and stability in your joint function by using various manual therapy techniques and tools to stimulate and mobilize the specific joint. 

A hands-on physical therapy session can include your physical therapist gently using their hands to combine technique, direction, and force to your joints according to your tolerance to help produce the desired treatment effect.

What should I expect during this treatment with a physical therapist?

Our orthopedic physical therapists can make an assessment and provide you with a personalized treatment plan for the affected joint. 

The joint mobilization performed depends on different factors. These varying factors can determine the particular type, extent, speed, and frequency of the joint mobilization performed. 

These factors include the following listed below.

  1. The type of joint being targeted
  2. The goal of the treatment
  3. Your unique anatomy

At Paspa Physical Therapy, we have a variety of physical therapy services, including a fully equipped gym and private treatment rooms to provide the ideal environment for your treatment. 

Contact us to schedule your personalized therapy session today.

FAQ

The types of mobilization exercises for the joints are: 

  • extension 
  • flexion 
  • long axis distraction
  • tibia femoral glide 
  • patella motion
  • rotation and lateral movement

The types of mobilization are:

  • Cervicothoracic manipulation
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Wrist/hand mobilizations
  • Knee Mobilizations
  • Ankle and foot mobilizations
  • Hip mobilizations
  • Shoulder mobilizations and manipulation
  • Elbow mobilizations

The different grades of joint mobilizations are Grade 1 through 4.

Lower grades (I + II) are used to reduce pain and irritability (use VAS + SIN scores).

Higher grades(III + IV) are used to stretch the joint capsule and passive tissues which support and stabilize the joint to increase range of movement.

Arthrokinematics refers to the movement of the joints, whereas osteokinematics refers to bone movement.

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