Medicine: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

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

  • Maitland Technique[2]
  • Mulligan Technique

See also


  1. "Manipulation and mobilization of the third metacarpophalangeal joint.". Manual Medicine 3: 135–40. 1988. 
  2. "Effects of Maitland's manual mobilization on the thoracic spine". Rehabilitation (Stuttg) 6: 361–6. 2005.