The application of this study is enormous. Many manual therapy professions employ joint mobilization techniques, either Grade IV and/or Grade V.
It would seem that taking any theory or ideology too far is dangerous. Certainly, the interfaces of soft tissues of the body are quite slippery…
Joint dysfunction literally means “bad motion.” There are two types: too little motion termed a hypomobility; and too much motion termed a hypermobility.
The two most common causes of a hypomobile joint dysfunction are tight muscles, especially smaller, deeper intrinsic muscles, and fibrous adhesions.
A joint functions to allow motion, so two forms of joint dysfunction exist: Hypomobile joint has restricted motion; Hypermobile joint has excessive motion.
There are two major reasons why a massage therapist should consider working toward and earning a Continuing Education Certificate in Manual Therapy.
What is most important in any Manual Therapy Certification program is marrying together the underlying science with the hands-on manual therapy skills.
Grades IV and V joint mobilization are essentially pin and stretch technique.
Bone “A” is pinned and then Bone “B” is moved relative to Bone “A.”