City Physiotherapy – 25+ years of providing spinal manipulation treatment in Adelaide
Your spine and spinal joints can become stiff over time, particularly as we lead much of our lives in limited positions such as sitting at a desk for many hours a day. If we do not regularly move our spinal joints through their full range of movement by deliberately exercising and pushing our spine into its normal range of movement, then, over time your “normal” becomes stiffer and stiffer. Multiply this over months and years and it is no wonder that eventually your spine and spinal joints can become rigid and you are in pain!
Spinal Manipulation Treatment in Adelaide
Our highly skilled Physiotherapists use a combination of hands on treatment techniques to improve your spinal range of movement. This can range from gentle spinal mobilisations to manipulations of your spinal segments. Often releasing tight muscles and fascia around your stiff spinal joints also helps to improve their range of motion making your feel better almost straight away.
What is Joint & Spinal Manipulation & Mobilisation?
Mobilisation is when your physiotherapist uses a controlled amount of force to move the segments of your spinal joint. A mobilisation becomes a manipulation when your physiotherapist performs a high velocity thrust through your joint and a ‘popping’ sound may be heard.
Each treatment is determined by your physiotherapists assessment of your particular issue and will be tailored to give you maximum longterm benefit that ensures that your overall general health is considered and that your spine, circulatory and nervous system are always protected. Most often mobilisation of your joints will produce significiant pain relief and increased range of movement in your spinal segments.
You are in safe hands when it comes to having your spine treated at City Physiotherapy.
How does Joint & Spinal Manipulation work?
Spinal joint mobilisations lubricate your joints with synovial fluid, which is your bodies nutrition for your joints to remain healthy. If your spine is stiff, your joints are not receiving their nutrition via synovial fluid distribution over your spinal joint surface. If your spinal joints are deprived of nutrition and are allowed to remain stiff for a long time, your joint surface can degenerate, which may lead to arthritic changes. Spinal manipulations and mobilisations also help to relax any muscle spasm present. Gentle mobilisations are most often used for pain relief while more forceful, deeper mobilisations are good at minimising spinal joint stiffness. Joint manipulations are mainly used to restore normal movement in a very stiff joint resulting in reduced spinal and referred pain.
Book an appointment today to get your spine moving and healthy again. What are you waiting for?