Mobilisation & Manipulation

Mobilisation is a physical treatment to restore joint movement that is affected by injury or disease. A therapist takes the joint through its range of motion. The movements are passive and slow and sometimes involve oscillations and stretching. Mobilisation helps improve joint mobility and reduces pain.

Joint range of motion can also be improved by manipulation which involves the application of short, thrust-like forces to produce movement while the joint is near the limit of its range of motion. Manipulation helps break tissue adhesions that limit joint movement.