Health Alternatives Physical Therapy

Stephen V. Beckett, PT

Joint Mobilization Techniques are employed specifically to restore or increase available range of motion at specific joints in the body. As a rule gentle oscillations of Grade I through Grade IV mobilizations are applied. A physician order and appropriate training is required before a physical therapist may apply a Grade V high speed low amplitude thrust manipulation. An osteopathic physician or chiropractor is better equipped to provide this.

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