The power of mobilization...
...is derived from its gentleness. This tried-and-trusted set of modalities has the same goal as spinal manipulation of restoring mobility to the spinal joints. But the two modalities go about restoring joint function in different ways. Mobilization relies on slow, passive movements targeted at a specific spinal motion segment to increase passive range of motion in the joint. Passive Range of Motion refers to movement of the joint with no effort on the part of the patient. In all types of mobilization, the end goal is to produce enhanced joint function and a therapeutic effect. Read on to find out about the different types of spinal mobilization we offer at Total Health Chiropractic.
Types of spinal mobilization
At our office in Bridgewater, we are trained and certified in a multitude of spinal mobilization modalities. This ensures we can tailor our treatment to the patient's preference- in other words, whatever makes you most comfortable is what we will go with. These modalities include:
- Activator method: among the most common forms of mobilization, this method involves a hand-held tool that is used to apply manual, low-force impulses to a given spinal motion segment.
- Cox technique: this is a form of flexion-distraction that applies a gentle stretch at the lower end of the spine.
- Release work: using manual adjustments to open space between the vertebrae and relieve intradiscal pressure.
These modalities are all considered as safe and effective alternatives to traditional spinal adjustment. If you are interested in finding out how your spine can benefit from spinal mobilization, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today,