Say Hello to John – our patient of the month for April.
This is what he says:
“I found Abbey Physiotherapy through a good friend who was having the same physical problem as me. Making my first appointment was easy, as was the first consultation and treatment. It soon became apparent that my condition was worse than I thought, the additional treatment and advice was first class.
My treatment is now nearly complete. The care, advice and treatment I received from Abbey Physiotherapy has been excellent.”
Thank you John for your comments!
Part of the treatment has involved some specific joint mobilisations. This is a passive hands-on movement technique applied to a stiff spinal joint in the neck and upper back in this case, aiming to restore full pain free range of motion. It may be that you complain of specific areas of stiffness related to an injury or repetitive action for example, or it may be that you suffer from tightness due to arthritic joint changes. Such mobilisations may help in your recovery and management of your condition.
Mobilisation involves hands-on rhythmic oscillations within a normal range of joint-motion or against stiffness. It can occasionally cause some post treatment soreness, but this should only last a couple of days.
Spinal mobilisation can relieve back and neck pain by taking pressure off sensitive nerves around the spine, restoring blood flow, reducing muscle tension, and promoting the release of chemicals like endorphins and serotonin within the body to act as natural painkillers.
Following assessment of your condition at Abbey Physiotherapy Clinic, it may be advised and discussed with you that joint mobilisations could offer some benefit.