Joint mobilisation and manipulation is a specific form of treatment used to restore optimal function and reduce pain. Mobilisations are passive movements that exist on a continuum of varying speeds and amplitudes (e.g. small-amplitudes/high velocity or large-amplitudes/low velocity therapeutic movements), whereas manipulation refers to a passive, high velocity, low amplitude thrust applied to a joint complex within its anatomical limit.
Both of these can be used over a variety of different joints and along with other modalities can be used to effectively to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.
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Postal Correspondence: Activate Physiotherapy, Percy Park RFC,
The Club House, North Shields, United Kingdom NE30 2BT