Joint mobilization is a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint. It is usually aimed at a 'target' synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect. When applied to the spine, it is known as spinal mobilization. These techniques are often used by chiropractors, osteopaths, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
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... The different grades of mobilization are believed to produce selective activation of different mechanoreceptors in the jointHow Manipulation Works PDF ... Selectively activates more of the muscle and joint mechanoreceptors as it goes into resistance, and less of the cutaneous ones as the slack of the subcutaneous tissues is taken up ... whose resting discharge rises in proportion to the degree of change in joint capsule tension ...
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