Osteo-Articular Pumping is an incredibly effective tool to move the fluid, encouraging the transport of inflammatory mediators at the site of inflammation. It improves local fluid transport and intrinsic metabolism of the joint complex, the capsule, the ligaments and the synovial membrane.
Fluid, especially water, is a major element of the fasciae. The proper flow of fluid: within the fibers and ground substance, within an articulation, from one fascia to another and during acute and chronic inflammatory processes is requisite for proper physiological and biomechanical function of a specific fasciae, articulation and kinetic chain.
Joint pumping improves this fluid flow and improves function with respect to maintaining or improving the health of a specific joint, fasciae, or kinetic chain.
Therapist who learn Joint Pumping techniques begin to acquire the skills in order to increase the quality of the many fasciae in close proximity to the osteo-articular joints. They will also learn to manipulate the inflammatory process in the acute or chronic patient.