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RMTs and JOINTs Part 2

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    📋🖊To assess the effectiveness of a joint Ⓜ️obilization, post treatment measurements of change in Active Range of Motion (AROM) and Passive Range of Motion (PROM) are assessed.
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    Subjective reports on where the pain falls on a 1-10 pain scale are used to relay experiences of pain or dysfunction both at resting and during functional assessment (such as putting on a jacket or doing an overhead press) are also taken into consideration.
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    Pre treatment and post treatment assessment are critical to how we formulate best practice and evidence based treatments as RMTs. Jargon aside, it's the results that matter! 👊🏼
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    The following are a few basic truths about joint play from Dr. Mennell's work:
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    1) When a joint is not free to move, the muscles that move it are not free to move.

    2) Muscles cannot be restored to normal if the joint which they move is not free to move.
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    3) Normal muscle function is dependent on normal joint movement.
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    4) Impaired muscle function perpetuates and may cause deterioration in abnormal joints.
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    And I would like to add, vice versa! If the muscles are impaired this can have a direct correlation to the health of a joint 🍖
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    If the dry weight of your skeleton is between 15-20% of your total body weight, and you can bench/squat/telephone-pole-throw twice your body weight 🏋🏾‍♀️-you can bet your muscles can probably shift your bones out of place if they find themselves in a state of intrinsic muscle spasm or muscle guarding
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    Whether it's a carpal bone in the wrist or twist at the TVP attachment of your Quadratus Lumborum joint mobs and soft tissue manipulation just might be the approach you need!
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    As RMTs we are always trying to improve our grasp on the bigger picture 🤓📚The big toe really is connected to the elbow!
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    💪🏼More on this when we delve deeper into therapeutic exercise approaches to optimal joint alignment
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    Questions? Comments? DM, text, Facebook message or carrier pigeon.
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    I am always happy to hear from you!
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    See you soon!

     

     

     

  • Mennell, John. Joint Pain, Little Brown and Company, 1983

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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