A direct manual approach performed passively by the therapist in a smooth, rhythmic motion aimed at decreasing pain and/or increasing mobility. They consist of small passive movements between individual joints.
5 Grades of Mobilizations
Grade I - Small amplitude movement performed at the beginning of the range
Grade II - Large-amplitude movement performed within the range but not reaching the limit of the range.
Grade III - Large amplitude movement performed at the limit of the range
Grade V - High velocity thrust performed at the limit of the range
Effects of Joint Mobilizations