One of the main reasons an individual seeks physical therapy is because they’re not able to move the way they used to. One potential cause is that the joints themselves have lost the ability to bend or glide in the ways necessary for normal movement of the thorax or limbs. For increasing true joint mobility a skilled therapist must perform mobilizations in order for a person to regain their prior level of function. When a person has developed a disruption in the articular surface of a joint movement can become structurally restricted. Joint mobilizations are a manual technique that allow the therapist to glide joint surfaces in the way they are mechanically designed to, allowing for a greater range of motion within the joint and increased function of the individual.

Location(s): Burr Ridge, Naperville