What is the convex concave rule?

The concave-convex rule states that if a concave surface moves on a convex surface, roll and slide must occur in the same direction, and if a convex surface moves on a concave surface, roll and slide occurs in opposite directions.

What is the difference between Maitland and Kaltenborn mobilization?

The Maitland mobilization (MM) and Kaltenborn mobilization (KM) techniques are both passive treatments, but they differ in that MM uses oscillation while KM uses sustained stretching.

What is a grade 1 mobilization?

Grade I: Small-amplitude, rhythmic oscillations are performed at the beginning of the range. • Grade II: Large-amplitude, rhythmic oscillations are performed within the range below tis- sue resistance, not reaching the anatomic limit.

Can a physical therapist do manipulations?

Physical therapists have been performing thrust manipulations in the United States since the 1920’s and have been evolving with technique and application through years of clinical research and evidence based practice.

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What are grades for mobilization?

The varying grades of joint mobilization are from grades 1 – 5. Grades 1 – 4 deals with the knee range of motion, starting from partial movement to end of range movement. Grade 5 is more of manipulation than mobilization.

What is shoulder joint mobilization?

While anti-inflammatory drugs can be used to relieve the pain and swelling caused by this condition, the incorporation of joint mobilization techniques can help get the shoulder moving again. Joint mobilization is a type of physical therapy that applies specific force to the affected joint, in order to restore normal range of motion.

What is mobilization exercise?

mobilization exercise. An exercise involving, either completely or in part, the implementation of mobilization plans.