joint mobilization


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mobilization

 [mo″bĭ-lĭ-za´shun]
1. the process of making a fixed part movable by separating it from surrounding structures so that it is accessible for an operative procedure.
2. the release of a substance stored in the body into the circulation for bodily use.
3. the assembling or preparation of something in response to a need.
family mobilization in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as making use of family strengths to influence patient's health in a positive direction.
joint mobilization passive movement of a joint to restore motion or relieve pain. Small oscillatory motions that do not stretch the capsular or other soft tissue structures are often used for reducing pain, while larger (grade III or IV) oscillatory or sustained motions are used to stretch structures and restore accessory or joint play motions. Movements are slow enough that the patient can voluntarily stop them. See also joint manipulation.
stapes mobilization surgical correction of immobility of the stapes in treatment of deafness.

joint mobilization

Osteopathy The passive movement of joints over their entire ROM, to expand the ROM and eliminate restrictions. See Osteopathy.

joint mobilization

The movement of previously injured, frozen, or limited joints to reduce pain and improve range of motion, thereby improving function. Joint mobilization is not synonymous with joint manipulation: joint manipulation involves high-velocity thrusting; joint mobilization does not. These passive techniques are joint-specific and should be performed close to joint surfaces.
See: joint manipulation
See also: mobilization
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There are many different joint mobilization techniques that may be directed toward mobilizing the client's scoliosis.
Our findings constitute preliminary evidence that myofascial therapy consisting of ischemic compressions and joint mobilizations may reduce the symptoms of patients suffering from chronic non-specific foot pain.
The therapists use various techniques, including spray and stretch, joint mobilization, deep tissue massage, prescribed exercise and general fitness training.
Conclusion: It is concluded that patients with mechanical low back pain will show more improvement in pain and function while treated by specific lumber mobilization and core stability exercises as compared to those patients who will be treated by specific joint mobilization techniques.
The trained team at Burrard Physiotherapy can now help clients release the tension in sore joints with personalized joint mobilization therapy.
Conclusion: Joint mobilization and wax bath therapy is an effective and beneficial tool to improve the symptoms and quality of life in post traumatic stiff ankle patients.
The authors stated that the technique allowed earlier joint mobilization because of the increased confidence in the immediate stability of the repaired shoulder.
This may include massage, joint mobilization, osteopathic manipulation, trigger point dry needling, strain counter strain, muscle energy technique and craniosacral therapy.
The patients were randomized into two groups: the joint mobilization techniques with paraffin wax bath were included in group A, and joint mobilization techniques without paraffin wax bath in group B.
Treatment techniques that John is able to perform will now include joint mobilizations of all peripheral and spinal joints, manipulation of all peripheral joints and select spinal joints, as well as functional exercise and neuromobilization.

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