TREATMENT TECHNIQUES

Below is a detailed list of several treatment techniques and assessment tools that I utilize in daily practice in both Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy. Scroll over each photo to learn more about the name, style, purpose and goals of each specific technique and assessment.

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Joint Mobilization

Joint Mobilization is an umbrella term describing a passive manual therapy intervention aimed at causing a therapeutic effect at synovial joints. Lower grade mobilizations do not engage joint capsule resistance and are used strictly for pain relief, whereas higher grades meet or surpass joint capsule resistance and are used to improve joint mobility.