Joint Manipulation is a type of passive movement of a joint, using high velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) maneuvers that oftentimes produce a popping sound within a joint. The technique is used to target stiff and painful joints which are contributing to the “cause” of injury in order to achieve a therapeutic effect. These techniques are an effective treatment method for relieving pain, improving joint range of motion, alleviating muscle tightness and treating joint stiffness. Our physical therapists at R.D.Physiotherapy Clinic are experts in manual therapy and have extensive training in manipulation and how to safely use it to treat pain and stiffness.
Joint Manipulation is most effective when used with a combination of corrective exercise, electrotherapy, dry needling, or cupping. When combined with these other treatment methods, these joint movements assist in naturally healing: headaches, tendonitis, back pain, neck pain, tennis elbow, shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder, hip impingement, groin pain, patellofemoral pain, plantar fasciitis, slipped ribs, sciatica, and disc herniations. These techniques are also used in our wellness problems to manage reoccuring joint stiffness and muscle tightness.