Joint mobilization occurs when your physical therapist passively moves the joints of your body in specific directions. This can help to decrease pain and improve mobility. While we often think of our joints moving as hinges, there is a gliding motion that also occurs between the joints of the body. This gliding motion is increased during joint mobilizations. The degree to which your therapist moves each joint depends on the amount of pressure and the direction of force applied to the joint.
While joint mobilization is a passive treatment, your physical therapist can teach you self-mobilization techniques so you can manage your problem independently. This can help you return to normal function quickly and offer you a strategy to prevent future problems.
Our Human body is designed to move. Any carefully designed safe movement is categorized as exercise. Exercise is a proven form of treatment to aid in the recovery of complex injuries or other medical conditions. Exercise benefits the heart, muscles, lungs, and bones. New research, however, is focusing on how it improves the brain: less depression, better memory, and quicker learning. Studies suggest that exercise is the best way to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Your Physiotherapist is the right person to prescribe you exercises based on the clinical condition. At River Physio, we believe in exercise therapy. We account to the fact that 70 % of all your healing and improvement to exercises only. Hence when you visit us, be prepared to enjoy your exercises.