Services

Joint Mobilization

When the articular structures limit a patient’s joint motion, Kesler Physical & Massage Therapy offers joint mobilization techniques to produce arthrokinematic results, that is the sliding and pivoting movements that normally accompany body motion.

If normal joint mobility can be restored early in a therapy treatment program, the results are greatly enhanced.

A primary technique used is manual traction, where the therapist uses her hands in a way that linked joint and soft tissue mobilization to produce a combination of gliding and distraction in the neck and lower back regions. This can be very effective in relieving pain, and increasing muscle flexibility and joint mobility.