Spinal mobilization and manipulation are forms of hands-on, manual therapy techniques directed towards the spine. We believe that through mobilization (slow, small movements through the spine) and manipulation (high velocity, low amplitude movements through the spine) we are able to improve range of motion and provide new information to your nervous system for muscle relaxation and pain relief. We do not subscribe to the subluxation theory and do not believe that we are popping you back in place with manipulation. You are not that fragile. Your body is strong and resilient!
*Paragraph Below Adapted from the APTA
Spinal mobilization/manipulation is a manual therapy technique comprising a continuum of skilled passive movements to the joints and/or related soft tissue that are applied at varying speeds and amplitudes, including a small-amplitude/ high-velocity therapeutic movement.*
We may differ from some of your other healthcare providers. We believe that your body is strong and resilient. You are not fragile. We do not subscribe to the theory of popping your back in place because you are out of alignment. Instead, we believe that there is a neuromodulatory effect that takes place with mobilization/manipulation to decrease muscular tone, improve movement, and reduce pain.