Joint mobilization involves carefully moving a patient’s joint to improve motion, reduce pain and muscle spasms, and help the joint function properly.
Taping is a common physical therapy treatment that allows the therapist to align the muscles and help a patient recover from injury. Strips of special tape are placed strategically on the patient’s body in specific locations to help support joints and muscles as well as improve mobility.
Myofascial release is a treatment that physical therapist utilize designed to facilitate the stretching and relaxing of the connective tissue between muscles and joints.
Similar to myofascial release, this treatment can help reduce scar tissue and relax muscles, thus helping the joints move better.
Manual therapy may be used to help patients with a number of conditions, including: