Joint Mobilisation and ManipulationOur Services

At PhysioPlus, all our Chartered Physiotherapists are skilled in the appropriate use of joint mobilisations and manipulations. Chartered physiotherapists are the ideal health professional trained to assess and treat your joint dysfunction effectively.

Normal movement in a joint is pain free and allows your joint to move in all the directions. When a joint becomes restricted or locked in any particular direction, you may experience pain and/or stiffness, particularly at the end of range of that joint.

Joint stiffness or a locked joint can be associated with any joint, muscle, tendon and ligament injury. Plus, joints can lock and become stuck in an open or closed position. Normally, a simple alignment or control issue has caused the joint to move in an awkward and unnatural direction.

As a result, the joint treatment method used to correct your locked joints will vary depending upon your physiotherapist’s diagnosis.


At PhysioPlus, we understand thoroughly how joints move, what directions they move, how they compensate for their restriction and how you can regain quickly and easily full joint range and pain-free movement.

To achieve this, your physiotherapist will assess which of your joints are:

  • painful (but moving normally)
  • stiff
  • painful and stiff
  • hypermobile (excessive movement)
  • painful and hypermobile

Joint mobilisation and manipulation treatment varies depending on the joint stiffness or hypermobility and the pain associated with moving your joint. Your treatment will focus on attaining a normal range of pain free joint motion. After a diligent assessment, your physiotherapist will discuss with you what techniques would be the most effective, safe and pain-free.

Remember a Chartered physiotherapist is the ideal health professional trained to assess and treat your joint dysfunction effectively. Contact Physio Plus today and see how we can help.