Mobilization and stretching of joint structures have long been used to treat problems of the musculoskeletal system. Sports and work related injuries of the joints can cause or lead to the loss of normal joint range of motion and stability. The skill of restoring mobility to the spine and extremities through the use of manual (hands-on) therapy techniques requires skill and practice. Manual Therapy is one of the special tools we use at Pro-Motion Physical Therapy.
Exercise alone can rarely restore normal mobility to a joint that has become scarred down or stiff. The cause of joint dysfunction is often due to a loss of the mechanical “play” in the joint. Human joints are designed similar to the joints of machines. They both have a certain amount of “play”, or “give” to them. If the joint loses play, the bones which make up the joint lose their ability to move freely.