Commonly known as “adjustments”, this treatment can help to alleviate joint and muscle-related pain. It’s also great to increase range of motion to help with joint stiffness. Adjustments have been heavily studied over the years, and are recommended by researchers across many disciplines as a helpful first-line treatment for neck pain, back pain, and headaches.
Mobilizations, or non-thrust manipulation, are also a great technique for those of us who prefer a more gentle approach, but still want to get our joints moving. Mobilizations have also been studied extensively, and have shown to be an effective treatment option, even when compared to manipulation.