Joint mobilization is a type of manual therapy performed here at our Austin, TX physical therapy clinics. It involves the passive movement of specific joints using the skilled application of force, direction, and technique. Our physical therapist can use his or her hands to mobilize an affected joint or may elect to use certain tools, including straps, to help deliver the desired treatment effect.
If you believe you could benefit from our joint mobilization techniques, contact Austin Manual Therapy Associates today for more information!
If you come to see a physical therapist at Austin Manual Therapy Associates with acute or chronic joint pain, then you can first expect to be thoroughly evaluated on an initial examination. We’ll be assessing and evaluating everything from your range of motion, strength, coordination, pain level, posture, and even relative tissue tension in order to devise an accurate diagnosis.
Based on our exam findings, as well as the information we glean from questioning you about your current and past medical history, we’ll be able to devise a customized treatment plan to meet your unique needs. Since joint mobilization techniques have been shown to be effective for a variety of conditions, we very well may decide to implement this type of manual therapy in your plan of care.
To prepare for a physical therapy session with joint mobilization at Austin Manual Therapy Associates, be sure to wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing. Our therapist will need to be able to see or at least easily palpate (feel) the specific joint he or she is mobilizing (keeping in mind of course, that your privacy and comfort are of utmost concern to our staff). Our physical therapist will be sure to offer you clear details on how to sit or lie during the session, what you should expect to feel, as well as what to do following your session in order to maximize effects and prevent recurring pain or dysfunction.
To complement and optimize the effects of joint mobilizations, we’ll also instruct you in additional services, which may include therapeutic exercises for strengthening and range of motion, modalities, and postural and neuromuscular retraining.
Are you wondering if joint mobilization is right for you? Request an appointment at Austin Manual Therapy Associates to learn about our wide range of physical therapy services we offer. Drug-free relief from your joint or muscle pain is possible. Get your healing journey started today.