When joints become dysfunctional, as a result of trauma, overuse, or disuse, they are unable to perform movement for which they were designed. Joint mobilisation is a technique hand therapists (physiotherapists) use to restore this movement. Joint mobilisation involves moving the joint back and forth in small oscillating movements further and further into range to restore the joints normal movement. It also stimulates the cartilage to produce synovial fluid which provides the joints with the necessary nutrition and lubrication.
Joint mobilisation is beneficial where the joints are tight or restricted in motion. Sometimes it can help restore the correct mechanics to a joint that is slightly maligned.
Our strength is in Diagnosis, Education and Custom Treatment Programs.
Every individual is assessed thoroughly and given an accurate diagnosis from their history and initial presentation of symptoms. Progress is re-assessed around three weeks to confirm diagnosis. If an injury is not tracking as expected from normal tissue healing time frames and there are no reasons for lack of progress, consultation with the team happens to check diagnosis and progress is accurate.
Injuries are explained in detail to each patient. Diagrams are drawn and photos of conditions are given. Patients are encouraged to ask questions, so they are fully informed of their condition or injury. Expectations like when to return to work, sport, music, and driving are given. Our therapists come alongside the patient to develop individual treatment programs, set up in conjunction with the patients’ goals and expectations.
Every patient contributes to their treatment program and what they are able to do, so they are actively involved in their rehabilitation.