Spinal mobilization

Spinal mobilization

Spinal mobilization is a type of passive movement of a spinal segment or region. It is usually performed with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect.

Spinal mobilization has been described as "a gentle, often oscillatory, passive movement applied to a spinal region or segment so as gently to increase the passive range of motion of that segment or region." [cite journal | author = Mierau D, Cassidy JD, Bowen V, Dupuis P, Noftall F. | title = Manipulation and mobilization of the third metacarpophalangeal joint. | journal = Manual Medicine | volume = 3 | pages = 135–40 | year = 1988]

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See also

* Joint mobilization
* Joint manipulation
* Spinal manipulation
* Orthopedic medicine
* Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
* Chiropractic
* Physical therapy


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