Joint Mobilization that safely treats chronic back, neck, and joint pain!
Technology that sets us apart: Computerized Joint Mobilization
Joint mobilization is a physical therapy technique designed to relieve pain and muscle spasms, release tension and improve flexibility in a joint. Joint mobilization is an extremely effective drug-free treatment for chronic back, neck, and extremity pain.
When it comes to joint mobilization therapy, what sets Wellspring Health Center 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.
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 and is 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, formed by the articulating surfaces of two or more bones, depend on a combination of both stability and mobility in order to help you function efficiently and comfortably.
Importantly, joints are supported by a wide variety of physiological structures including capsules, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and muscle fibers, all of which can become injured and potentially benefit from physical therapy services, including joint mobilization.
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).
The specific type, magnitude, speed, and frequency of joint mobilization performed depends on several factors, including the goal of treatment, the type of joint being targeted, and even your own unique anatomy.
The benefits of joint mobilizations include pain reduction, improved range of motion, and improved quality of joint movement itself (known as arthrokinematics).
How do I know if joint mobilization will benefit me?
Sometimes, a joint can become irritated, swollen, or misaligned as a result of injury, stress, poor posture, repetitive movement, or even as a result of age-related wear and tear.
When this happens, the joint may not move correctly and become stiff and painful. 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 to 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 which 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
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 a physical therapist at Wellspring Health Center with acute or chronic joint pain, then you can first expect to be thoroughly evaluated on an initial examination. We’ll be assessing and evaluating everything from your range of motion, strength, coordination, pain level, posture, and even relative tissue tension in order to devise an accurate diagnosis.
Based on our exam findings, as well as the information we glean from questioning you about your current and past medical history, we’ll be able to devise a customized treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
Since joint mobilization techniques have been 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.
You will remain fully dressed and your physical therapist will have you sit or lie comfortably during joint mobilization therapy. We will explain what you should expect to feel, as well as what to do following your session in order to maximize effects and prevent recurring pain or dysfunction.
To complement and optimize the effects of joint mobilizations, we’ll also instruct you in additional services, which may include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, therapeutic exercises for strengthening and range of motion, modalities, 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.