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."
Types of techniques
Spinal mobilization employ a range of techniques or schools of approaches in delivering the passive movement. Some examples include
- Maitland Technique
- Mulligan Technique
- Joint mobilization
- Joint manipulation
- Spinal manipulation
- Orthopedic medicine
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
- Physical therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- "Manipulation and mobilization of the third metacarpophalangeal joint.". Manual Medicine 3: 135–40. 1988.
- "Effects of Maitland's manual mobilization on the thoracic spine". Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 6: 361–6. 2005.
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