Spinal joint mobilisation or Spinal manipulation, is a physiotherapy technique. Where the natural joint movements are guided by the physiotherapist’s hands to relieve pain and increase joint range of motion. These techniques are commonly performed in the either lying on your front or back. A manipulation is a technique that is of small amplitude at high velocity . Which essentially means that your physiotherapist will take the affected joint to the end of its available range and quickly gapped. A crack can often be heard accompanying this technique.
This is a technique where the natural joint movements are guided by the physiotherapist’s hands to relieve pain and increase joint range of motion. Peripheral joints are those of the arms and legs and mobilisation of these joints are performed in the ranges that are most restricted.
These techniques come in a variety of forms and are an important part of manual therapy performed by your physiotherapist or myotherapist.
Neurodynamic mobilisation techniques are used to help nerves glide more freely between tissues and along their pathway. They may be used when treating spinal pain with associated neurological symptoms and arm or leg pain. These techniques can be performed by your physiotherapist or as part of a home exercise programme.
There are many types of tape and taping techniques. Some of these include
Your physio should be able to guide you in how long you can and you should wear tape. If it becomes itchy or uncomfortable at any stage it must be removed immediately.