Joint Mobilizations Archives - painPRO Clinics

Active and Passive Assisted Stretching

By | Blog, Pain Info, Massage Research

Stretching involves lengthening of tissues through movement of a joint through its whole range of motion.   Active and passive descriptions denote whether the patient actively contracts muscles to produce or help with the movement, or passively lets the therapist provide all the force for the movement.   How does it work?   The therapist will stabilize one side of…

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Joint Mobilizations

By | Blog, Joint Mobilizations

Joints that become compressed, locked, or fixated reduce your ability to move effortlessly and generally results in some level of pain. Any joint that is not moving properly will have a negative effect on surrounding soft tissue (muscles and tendons). What tends to happen is that muscles surrounding the joint tighten thus causing pain and further restricting movement.   There…

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