What is it?
This is a process of using graded forces to move a joint in a focused desired direction. It is not like stretching of a muscle and is speciﬁc to the joint capsule itself. Gliding of the joint is usually done to increase functionality of the joint, but it is also a ﬁctional methodology to reduce the symptoms of pain experienced by patients.
Joints focussed on:
How is joint mobilization conducted?
The patient is generally placed into a position of comfort, thus, allowing them to relax and allow the joint to be free moving. The therapist will then use their hands to localise the joint and apply a directed amount of force in an appropriate direction. The amount of force and direction will depend on the patient and the injury.
- Decrease in tension and spasms
- Increased Range of motion
- Reduced pain
- Better joint movement