What is manipulation?
Mobilisation and manipulation is same meaning. This is passive, skilled manual therapy techniques applied to joint.
Type of mobilization
Thrust - this is high velocity, short amplitude motion such as pt can't prevent it
Manipulation under anesthesia- this is medical procedures
Benifit of mobilization - improve range of motion, reduce pain, improve the mechanics of joint to help with things such as lifting your arm, bending your spine and walk
Note- mobilization can't change a disease process/ inflammation process but it can minimise pain, maintained joint play and reduce mechanical limitations
Indications of mobilization: pain muscles guarding and spasms