All of the physical therapists at Taylor Rehab are trained in mobilization and manipulation techniques for the spine and extremities. Joint mobilization involves loosening up a restricted joint and increasing its range of motion by providing gentle passive movement to a joint in ways patients cannot move the joint themselves. Joint manipulation is a technique to restore the gliding movement of joints that often results in an audible “pop”. Both mobilization and manipulation can result in immediate improvements in pain and range of motion.
Manual therapy, Graston Technique®, deep tissue laser, and dry needling can be effective for the following conditions, both acute and chronic:
- Post surgical pain (total knee arthroplasty, rotator cuff repairs, ACL repair)
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Tendonitis (e.g. tennis elbow, rotator cuff, biceps, Achilles)
- Carpal tunnel