Mobilisations can be used on the spine and the peripheral joints. They utilise repeated, oscillatory movements to decrease pain, reduce muscle spasm and improve stiffness by manually gliding your joints. We often hear people say their joint is “out of line”; it is unlikely there is a physical displacement of the given structure but instead we should turn our attention to the cause of this sensation. This is why joint mobilisations should be used in conjunction with other treatment modalities and rehabilitation.
Short term relief may be experienced following mobilisations by improving your tolerance to movement but to get lasting results, underlying issues need to be addressed through rehabilitation and your own movement. We will advise on this to ensure long term improvements are experienced.