David Bolwell Physiotherapy Services

Most people are aware that chiropractors and osteopaths use treatment techniques that ‘click’ the spine or joints. Physiotherapists have been using these techniques for years.

These treatments are known as joint mobilisation and manipulation, and they are aimed at providing the joints with full, pain-free movement. Pain is usually felt when joints become restricted or locked in any direction. This is where mobilisation and manipulation treatment can help restore your normal range of motion.

Mobilisation of a joint stretches soft tissues and lubricates the joint. By improving the joint mobility, it helps ease muscle spasm, thus reducing pain. The techniques used during joint mobilisation range from small, gentle and pain-free to more forceful – it all depends on whether pain or stiffness is the main symptom that you are experiencing. The grades of joint mobilisation range from grade 1 to grade 4.

Manipulation can be used if a joint is particularly stiff. By applying a small, quick movement, the therapist opens up the joint, which decreases the intra articular pressure, increases movement, and reduces muscle spasm. The ‘clicking’ associated with a manipulation is caused by gas bubbles within synovial fluid bursting as the pressure changes, freeing up the joint and is known as cavitation.

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Clinic Opening Times

Monday
08:00AM - 07:30PM
Tuesday
08:00AM - 07:30PM
Wednesday
08:00AM - 07:30PM
Thursday
08:00AM - 07:30PM
Friday
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Saturday
Closed
*Whitchurch open for sports massage only from 08:00 - 12:00
Sunday
Closed
Our Mobilisation & Manipulation Pricing / Rates
Initial Consultation
1/2 hour
£30.00
Follow-Up Consultations
1/2 hour
£30.00

What our patients say

“After seeing a consultant for a bad back it was recommended to me that I have an operation, I started receiving treatment from David and have not looked back since. I go to him once a month and have recommended him to friends and family, he has given me a new lease of life.”View more testimonials >