Joint and spinal mobilisation is a form of ‘manual therapy’ and as such is a ‘hands on’ treatment. It is a therapy with a specific approach involving detailed examination, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions which cause pain and movement problems.
This type of therapy is very effective in the treatment of all types of joint and spinal problems. Where a joint is stiff, it can cause stress to other joints, muscles and so on, which have to work harder or move more to compensate for the stiff joint. It is usually these joints and muscles which are moving too much or working too hard that become painful. By mobilising the stiff joint, the other joints and muscles experience less stress and become less painful.
Hip, knee and shoulder problems can, for example, be treated to reduce pain and improve movement and function. Back and neck problems, for example, can be precisely identified and the joints of the spine specifically mobilised and treated.
Joint or spinal mobilisation can be effective in the treatment of:
- Back/neck pain and problems such as wry neck or disc problems.
- Sports injuries such as tennis/golfers elbow, Achilles tendinopathy, shoulder impingement, runners knee, and many more.
- Nerve irritation causing sciatica, pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness.
- Arthritis – pain and stiffness of the hips, knees, shoulders, or back.
- Following injury or surgery.