The joint is a dynamic complex comprised of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and bone. Nothing acts alone and all have influence on other tissues and systems of the body. Everything in the body is dynamically connected. Everything is assessed and treated with consideration to function of all the parts.
This is the most commonly employed technique. It is used to deeply release and stretch the joint capsule. When joints become stuck or fixated, a quick and precise stretch is required to mobilize the ligaments of the joint. Muscular problems can often be recurring if the joint it moves and supports is not functioning properly. SMT restores joint function.