Spinal mobilization

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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."[1]

Types of techniques[edit]

Spinal mobilization employ a range of techniques or schools of approaches in delivering the passive movement. Some examples include

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  1. ^ Mierau D, Cassidy JD, Bowen V, Dupuis P, Noftall F (1988). "Manipulation and mobilization of the third metacarpophalangeal joint.". Manual Medicine. 3: 135–40. 
  2. ^ Kessler TJ, Brunner F, Künzer S, Crippa M, Kissling R (2005). "Effects of Maitland's manual mobilization on the thoracic spine". Rehabilitation (Stuttg). 6: 361–6. 

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