Movement that can be produced passively at a joint but cannot be isolated actively.
Spin, roll, glide, compression, & distraction
Joint play movements are used when applying specific mobilization techniques to restore accessory movements so that full & painless osteokinematic movement may return. ( eg . Inferior distraction of the shoulder)
A type of accessory movement that is directly associated with the production of osteokinematic movement or motion that takes place in a joint complex or related joint to facilitate a specific active motion
Example: at glenohumeral Jt.
Inferior and posterior glide of humeral head to produce flexion of the shoulder (humerus)