Joint Mobilization – The application of movement and force to a joint for the purpose of increasing motion and range. Can be used to reduce pain. Sometimes discomfort may accompany the procedure.
Soft-Tissue Massage – The application of movement and force to muscles, ligaments, nerves, or other soft-tissue for the purpose of promoting healing and normalization. Can be used to reduce pain. Sometimes discomfort may accompany the procedure.
Pressure-Point Release – In this procedure the therapist or clinical assistant searches for muscles that are actively in spasm or causing pain. They then push on the muscle for 1-2 minutes. Initially it will cause soreness but should diminish steadily. This helps to normalize the muscles in that area.
Therapeutic Exercises – Strengthening and balancing the muscles around your joints are essential for good movement, stability, and pain relief. Physical therapists are the leading experts in helping those with pain, arthritis, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease get fit and strong safely.