Joint Manipulation

Those dealing with stiff, irritated, or pain-filled joints can attest to how difficult living with such issues quickly becomes.  When you lose the ability to move without complications, your quality of life will drop. For patients facing these problems, our team at Lake Country Physical Therapy can perform joint manipulation therapy to give you the relief you’ve been seeking.

Joint manipulation involves performing passive movements to the affected skeletal joint to eliminate pain or other uncomfortable symptoms.  Through the use of high-velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrusting, the articular surfaces of the joints are separated, relieving the stress and pressure that is currently being placed on them.  While our therapists are performing joint manipulations, hearing or feeling a crack or pop coming from the joints being worked on is completely normal. This form of treatment can be used on any joint that is problematic, and will help patients receive the below benefits:

  • Improves range of motion.
  • Relieves musculoskeletal pain.
  • Unlocks damaged joints.