Many people, both young and old can enjoy the benefits of decreased pain and improved mobility that joint mobilization provides. Athletes use it to relieve pain caused by sports injuries. It is often used in people with limited physical activity such as seniors or the physically challenged. It can help with chronic conditions such as arthritis or acute pain caused from injury. Joints that have reduced motion from scar tissue can see improvement with this procedure.
Joint mobilization can be performed on many areas of the body. It is often used on the neck, spine, and pelvis and can be performed on the feet, ankles, wrists, and ribs.
This is a safe procedure that is only performed after a full assessment of the patient has been done. The process is completed slowly, and the patient can speak up if they feel any additional pain to stop the mobilization. This process is actually a very gentle treatment that can result in immediate improvements.