Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM)

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Article by John Miller

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What is Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation?

Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM) is an innovative concept that involves mobilising your spinal and peripheral joints via a mechanical spring-loaded instrument according to physiotherapy principles. 

Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation use strictly follows the physiotherapy model of spinal and joint mobilisation. In short, a PIM-trained physiotherapist will treat you utilising the PIM mechanical instrument based on the principles of physiotherapy. 

The development of the Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM) concept is based on longstanding orthodox articular physiotherapy and osteopathic approaches. These including Kaltenborn's Nordic concave-convex methodology, Maitland's combined movements, Mulligan’s concepts of mobilisation with movement and positional faults, plus Osteopathic upslope/downslope or Type I or II dysfunction methodology. 

As physiotherapists, we value methodologies and rationales that have a sound scientific basis to assist you to achieve your best result as quickly as possible. PIM is an approach that works well when it is incorporated with other evidence-based treatment tools in your physiotherapist's holistic and multi-system clinical approach.

Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation assessment utilises physiotherapy palpation skills, neural tension testing, and neurological testing to apply mobilising and manipulative techniques along clearly defined treatment planes with greater reliability, specificity and more safety than other manual techniques.

If you haven't tried a Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation treatment approach and you are still suffering pain, please seek the advice of a PIM-trained physiotherapist to see if they can assist you.

Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation is thought to provide a low-risk and force-load measurable joint mobilisation technique provided by a PIM-trained physiotherapists. With only a select number of PIM-trained physiotherapists, it is a unique joint treatment approach to ease your pain quickly and loosen any joint stiffness.

PIM-trained physiotherapists attend some but not all of our PhysioWorks clinics. If you are particularly interested in the Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation treatment approach please ask the receptionist who uses the PIM treatment approach when booking your appointment at PhysioWorks.

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Last updated 09-May-2019 11:57 AM

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