Articulation refers to the movements that your osteopath will perform on your joints, to increase mobility and decrease inflammation and pain. It does not involve the ‘cracking’ commonly associated with osteopathic treatment, although the increase in the range of movement you achieve might mean you hear a soft pop! Most forms of osteopathic technique involve articulation, as aiding your joints with movement is an excellent way to help them to retain this increased functionality, and is a key benefit of the hands-on approach that osteopathy affords.