Joint mobilization practice in Creve Coeur, MO

Joint Rehabilitation

At Excel Sports and Physical Therapy in Creve Coeur, Missouri, our physical therapists are trained and skilled in many treatments. These treatments often involve the use of the therapist’s hands, such as in massage, soft-tissue mobilization and counterstrain techniques.

Joint mobilization is another one of these hands-on techniques. There are 360 joints in the human body that provide support and mobility. When an injury or debilitating condition strikes one or more of your joints, you’ll have a hard time doing much without pain or limited motion. A physical therapist can help restore the use of these joints using joint mobilization techniques.

What is joint mobilization?

Joint mobilization is a practice of physical therapy that involves the manipulation of your joints. Joint mobilization can be defined as any manual manipulation of the joint, but it involves much more finesse than you may think.

Your physical therapist will assess your condition and determine the best way to move your joint and how far to move it to promote recovery. He or she will scale your movements depending on your initial condition and your recovery speed.

Many of these manipulations move the joints in a direction that a person could not move them to on their own. For example, your physical therapist may place two hands on your forearm while having your upper arm rest flat on a table. Then, he or she can gently push, pull or rotate the joint in different ways than simply bending your arm as you would on your own when healthy.

Who needs joint mobilization?

Joint mobilization is often included in treatments for people with strains and tears in muscles, ligaments and tendons near the joint. If you visit Excel Sports and Physical Therapy in Creve Coeur, Missouri, your physical therapist can determine if joint mobilization is right for you.

Here are a few of the conditions that our therapists often use joint mobilization to treat:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Ankle sprains
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica

Schedule joint mobilization treatment at Excel Sports and Physical Therapy in Creve Coeur, MO

Are you suffering from chronic joint pain or an injury? Would you like to talk to a physical therapist about joint mobilization and other treatment options? Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.

Our Creve Coeur location:

713 N. New Ballas Road

Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141

Excel Sports and Physical Therapy serves patients from multiple locations in the St. Louis area. Please visit our locations page to discover other clinics that may be more convenient for you.