Maitland Mobilizations in the Treatment of Low Back Pain

Apart from the description of the Maitlands Mobilizations technique, this literature review will discuss some of the effects related to the Maitlands Mobilizations technique.
Maitlands Mobilizations technique refers to the gentle coaxing of a movement through passive rhythmical oscillations executed in the beginning, within or at the limit of the range (Maitland, 2006). As stated by Maitland, the mobilization n technique can be used in two basic sets of circumstances that include the treatment of pain rather than stiffness and the treatment of the stiffness. However, the method of mobilization differs in reference to its objective. The major objectives include minimal symptoms, moderate symptoms, and severe symptoms (Maitland, 2006). The objective of minimal symptoms includes the use of the staccato technique that is similar to staccato notes played when plucking violin strings. Moderate symptoms involve the use of the staccato technique that is similar to staccato notes played with the bow on the violin. Severe symptoms involve the use of oscillatory movements of the even and smooth nature such that a change in direction of movement is inappreciable.
In the understanding of the Maitlands Mobilizations technique, one has to understand some of the keywords used in the technique. The major keywords include accessory movement, physiological movement, injuring movement, and overpressure (Wyss amp. Patel, 2013). Below is a description of these keywords.
Accessory Movement – These are movements that cannot be performed by the individual. Some of these movements include slide, roll, and spin.