Joint Mobilization

Joint Mobilization that safely treats chronic back, neck, and joint pain!

Technology that sets us apart: Computerized Joint Mobilization

Joint mobilization is a technique for relieving pain and muscle spasms, releasing tension and improving flexibility. It’s an effective drug-free treatment for chronic back pain, neck pain or other joint problems.

Wellspring Health Center is considered noteworthy for its FDA-approved computerized joint mobilization technology. This allows us to be more precise when performing rehabilitation, meaning your recovery might be faster and more effective. The therapist can also show the patient before and after results on the computer screen and track progress throughout care.

If you suffer from chronic pain in the back, neck, or extremities, you may benefit from our safe and gentle computerized joint mobilization technology. Joint mobilization is covered by most insurance plans as part of the physical therapy benefits. Contact Wellspring Health Center today for a Complimentary Consultation in person or by phone.

What should I know about joint mobilization?

Joints are formed by the joining of two or more bones and depend on a combination of stability and mobility to help you function comfortably and efficiently. Importantly, joints are supported by various tissues, including the capsule, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and muscles. All of these can be injured and would benefit from physical therapy services.

You have hundreds of joints in your body, which come in a variety of types and sizes (such as a “hinge joint” in your elbow, a “ball and socket joint” in your hip, or a “saddle joint” in your thumb).

Depending on the treatment goals, the type of joint being targeted, and your overall anatomy, our physical therapist can determine the specific type, magnitude, speed and frequency of joint mobilization that will best benefit you.

The benefits of joint mobilizations include pain reduction, improved range of motion, and improved quality of joint movement (known as arthrokinematics).

How do I know if joint mobilization will benefit me?

Resulting from injury, stress, repetitive movement, poor posture or age-related wear and tear, a joint can become irritated, swollen, or misaligned. This could cause the joint to become painful and stiff and limit movement.

Nearby structures, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments, may become tense or injured as a compensatory effect of trying to support or stabilize the injured joint. This can lead to muscle weakness or even impingement and damage nearby nerves.

Joint mobilization isn’t appropriate for all patients, and our skilled and experienced physical therapists can determine if it’s right for you or a loved one.

Specific conditions that our physical therapy team successfully manage with joint mobilizations include:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Extremity pain and reduced range of motion
  • Facet joint locking and other types of spinal misalignments
  • Medial or lateral epicondylitis (golfer’s or tennis elbow, respectively)
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Arthritis (especially of the back, shoulder, spine, elbow, hip, and knee)
  • Sciatica and other types of nerve impingement syndromes
  • Rotator cuff tears and sprains
  • Ankle sprains
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches

Joint issues are often the hidden underlying factors driving other types of injuries and ailments, including muscle strains, ligament damage, and bursitis, so this is why we strongly encourage you to consult with one of our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapists for any type of acute or chronic joint pain.

Your joints could be contributing to your pain without you even realizing it!

How will I know what my sessions will look like?

When you visit Wellspring Health Center with acute or chronic joint pain, you can first expect to be thoroughly evaluated by a physical therapist during an initial examination. To devise an accurate diagnosis, we’ll be assessing and evaluating everything from your range of motion, strength, coordination, pain level, posture, and even relative tissue tension.

Based on the information you provide about your current and past medical history, as well as our exam findings, we’ll be able to devise a customized treatment plan to meet your unique needs.

Since joint mobilization techniques have shown to be effective for a variety of pain conditions, we will likely implement this type of manual therapy in your plan of care.

When it comes to joint mobilization therapy, what sets us apart from other physical therapy centers is our FDA-approved computerized joint mobilization technology. This technology allows the physical therapist to be more precise and gentle when mobilizing joints. The therapist can also show the patient before and after results on the computer screen and track progress throughout care.

During Joint Mobilization therapy, you will remain fully dressed, and we will have you sit or lie comfortably. Your physical therapist will explain what you should expect to feel and what to do following your session to maximize effects and prevent recurring pain or dysfunction.

We will also instruct you in additional techniques to complement the joint mobilizations and optimize the effects following your treatment. These services can include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, therapeutic exercises, and Pilates-based postural and neuromuscular retraining. 

Get started with Wellspring Health Center today!

Are you wondering if joint mobilization is right for you? If so, request a complimentary consultation at Wellspring Health Center today at Eden Prairie, MN to learn about our integrative, holistic, sports medicine, and physical therapy services.

Drug-free relief from your joint or muscle pain is possible. Get your healing journey started today.