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Joint mobilisation/articulation; A passive movement applied by a therapist at varying speeds and amplitudes.
Joint manipulation; A high velocity, low amplitude passive movement applied within the anatomical limit of a joint (you may feel/hear an audible click).
The aim of both mobilisation and manipulation is to aid/restore movement, improve function and reduce pain. They can be applied to peripheral joints (arms and legs) however are more commonly used on the spine.
Mobilisations and manipulations can be used effectively in conjunction with other interventions; for example exercise, taping, condition management and soft tissue work and can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
There are contraindications to this type of manual therapy including certain health conditions, medications, signs and symptoms. All of these will be explored and discussed in full at your consultation.
Based at Clifton Moor, York, my clinic is accessible from the city and outer ring-road (A1237), appointments are available throughout the day, into the evenings and even on weekends, with home sessions and online physiotherapy available for these times of need.