Mobilization with Movement
Mobilization with movement is a manual therapy approach utilized by health care practitioners specializing in the care of patient with musculoskeletal pain. Physical therapists, with training in Mulligan can be a huge help to individuals in pain. The Mulligan Concept can assist individuals in improving movement restrictions, pain with movement, and functional restrictions. Mulligan practitioners seek to improve patient’s movement with the application of pain free hands on techniques. Both the clinician and the patient can quickly assess the value of this approach. If the techniques are indicated an immediate improvement in pain and movement will be observed. The Mulligan Concept is not a passive treatment approach and many individuals benefit from self-treatment at home after appropriate evaluation and instruction by a skilled and trained manual therapist. There are many indications or ailments that may benefit from the Mulligan Approach, including, but not limited to: • Pain of a non-inflammatory nature • Acute pain from injury • Loss of motion due to arthritic conditions • Post surgical conditions causing loss of pain free movement, e.g. post scope conditions, spinal surgery • Headaches due to neck problems • Dizziness associated with neck problems
• Jaw or TMJ pain and movement restrictions • Acute to chronic ankle sprains • “Tennis elbow” or lateral elbow pain Johanna and Kaytlin have recently taken the upper and lower extremity courses that includes education on cervical and low back mobilization. It has been a great tool added to our manual therapy skills and practice. If you suffer with any of these ailments, let us get you on the road to recovery.
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