This is a hands-on treatment approach involving the use of gentle joint mobilisation techniques or manipulation, to improve the range of joint movement, reduce pain and restore normal function. When combined with massage, stretching, kinesiology taping and exercise therapy, this is effective for all musculoskeletal conditions. Back pain, sciatica, cervical spondylosis and headaches all respond well to gentle mobilising techniques.
Physiotherapists will feel for injured or swollen tissues during movement analysis to examine how your muscles, tendons and joints are moving and to see whether a muscle is in spasm. Massage is a specific soft tissue mobilisation using many different massage techniques. The benefits are many and aim to reduce swelling, inflammation and promote circulation and healing.