Joint Mobilization & Spinal Manipulation

Sometimes, a joint can become irritated, swollen, or misaligned as a result of injury, stress, poor posture, repetitive movement, or even as a result of age-related wear and tear. When this happens, the joint may not move correctly and become stiff and painful. Nearby structures including muscles, tendons, and ligaments may become tense or injured as a compensatory effect of trying to support or stabilize the injured joint. This can lead to muscle weakness or even impingement and damage to nearby nerves.

Joint mobilization isn’t appropriate for all patients, and our skilled and experienced Harmony Ottawa Physiotherapist can determine if it’s right for you or a loved one.



Joint Mobilization


Specific conditions which our Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa team successfully manage with joint mobilizations include:

  • Arthritis (especially of the shoulder, spine, elbow, hip, and knee)

  • Rotator cuff tears and sprains

  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)

  • Medial or lateral epicondylitis (golfer’s or tennis elbow, respectively)

  • Ankle sprains

  • Sciatica and other types of nerve impingement syndromes

  • Facet joint locking and other types of spinal misalignments

  • Whiplash

Spinal Manipulation

Harmony Ottawa physiotherapists have undergone advanced training in providing Advanced Spine and Joint Treatment including Spinal Manipulation which is also commonly referred to as “Joint or Spinal Adjustments. Harmony Ottawa physiotherapists are rostered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario to perform this controlled act in the province of Ontario.


Physiotherapy is a method of treating, managing, and preventing a variety of physical problems including sports injuries, chronic or degenerative conditions, work-related injuries, post-operative care, and other joint, spine, bone, muscle, tendon and ligament injuries and conditions.


When clinically indicated your Harmony Ottawa physiotherapist will provide you treatment commonly combining Joint Manipulation or Mobilization with other Research-Based Treatment Strategies to get you Better, Faster!

Joint & Spinal issues are often the hidden underlying factors driving other types of injuries and ailments including muscle strains, ligament damage, and bursitis, so this is why we strongly encourage you to consult with a physiotherapist with any type of acute or chronic dysfunction. Your joints could be contributing to your pain without you even realizing it!