MOBILIZATION AND OR Manipulation is a passive technique where the therapist applies a specifically directed manual impulse, or thrust, to a joint, at or near the end of the passive (or physiological) range of motion.
This is often accompanied by an audible ‘crack’.
The common feature of spinal manipulation techniques is the fact that they achieve a pop or cracking sound within synovial joints.
Hands-on treatment provided by the physical therapist.
Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement (joint mobilization and manipulation), muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, or having the patient move the body part against the therapist’s resistance to improve muscle activation and timing.
Selected specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.
Sports Injury Rehabilitation helps athletes to get treated effectively and return to normal function. We emphasize the importance of early injury recognition and treatment. In conjunction with receiving a course of treatment, specific strengthening and flexibility exercises will be implemented. Progressive exercises are included in rehabilitation programs to ensure the injury site returns to a fully functional state.
Our therapists provide care that is unique to each individual patient. Our team approach includes close communication with all involved parties (massage therapist, etc.) On the progress of each individual. Sports Injury Rehabilitation treats a range of conditions including acute sports injuries, muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendon and ligament repairs, tendonitis, hand injuries, shoulder dislocation, knee and foot or ankle dysfunction and surgery rehab.
The Sports Injury Rehabilitation Program will benefit those with: