Mobilisation and Manipulation.
Mobilisation refers to techniques that are used to treat joints with stiffness, or pain.
It is a safe and effective means of restoring or maintaining movement within a joint,
This is done manually by your physiotherapist applying pressure against the joint to loosen up or soothe.
Mobilisation is particularly effective when combined with other treatments such as soft tissue and muscle stabilising techniques, along with exercise.
Joint manipulation is an advanced form of mobilisation, and those who respond well to mobilisation will usually respond to manipulation. Joint manipulation is the sudden movement or thrust of small amplitude performed at a high speed at the end of joint range. It is performed primarily to the joints of the neck and back, but can also be performed on other joints if needed. Patient’s will usually feel and hear a click.