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Manual Therapy and Joint Manipulation/Mobilization in Miami, FL

Limited range of motion interferes with your quality of life. Routine tasks are painful and perhaps impossible to perform. Even your favorite activities are less enjoyable. For men and women in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas, Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy offers manual therapy and joint manipulation/mobilization to improve range of motion. 

The normal range of motion is defined as the ability to move a part of your body as it was designed to move. Many factors can limit the amount that you can move a specific part of your body:

  • Bone spurs.
  • Arthritis and other degenerative conditions.
  • Swelling and pain.
  • Fractures and dislocations.
  • Neurological disorders.

Physical therapists use manual therapy and joint manipulation/mobilization to help you regain or increase your range of motion.

What is Manual Therapy and Joint Manipulation/Mobilization?

Manual therapy involves the physical therapist using controlled amounts of pressure to move the affected body part, such as a wrist, knee or shoulder. Some of the most common types of manual therapy are:

  • Stretching the muscles.
  • Moving the body part while applying a source of resistance.
  • Manipulating and mobilizing the joints.

Benefits of Manual Therapy and Joint Manipulation/Mobilization

Your physical therapist may use manual therapy techniques and joint manipulation/mobilization to improve range of motion by:

  • Increasing how much the soft tissue extends during movement.
  • Reducing muscle tightness.
  • Strengthening muscles to support joint function.
  • Reducing pain, swelling and inflammation.

How will Manual Therapy and Joint Manipulation/Mobilization Help Me?

A physical therapist is specially trained to apply manual therapy and joint manipulation/mobilization techniques in ways that are therapeutic. The techniques ensure that you are able to maximize use of the affected area and avoid fatiguing other areas through overcompensation, such as when you use one leg more than the other because you have a weak knee.

The Procedure for Manual Therapy and Joint Manipulation/Mobilization

In order to be effective, manual therapy and joint manipulation/mobilization must be applied in an appropriate manner. While the movements may seem simplistic, performing the movements incorrectly can cause further injury and even permanent damage. Our physical therapists are experienced in the proper methods and choose the techniques that are right for your case. Considerations for the procedure are:

  • Patient and therapist body position.
  • The amount of pressure applied.
  • The direction of the desired
  • Anatomical structures that are engaged in the movement.
  • Current and optimum range of motion.

Is Manual Therapy and Joint Manipulation/Mobilization Covered by My Insurance?

In most cases, physical therapy using manual therapy and joint manipulation/mobilization are covered by medical insurance. Our patient coordinator will explain your insurance benefits, including your out-of-pocket expenses. We work with you to maximize the insurance benefits while minimizing the cost to you, but occasionally we may need to schedule a greater number of sessions than what is allowed by insurance.

Range of motion is one of the most detrimental musculoskeletal symptoms experienced by men and women in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas. Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy provides manual therapy and joint manipulation/mobilization services to help. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.

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