Reproducibility of specific manual mobility tests in the spine

Lumbar mobility test

The theory behind Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy for the spine, is that patients with more or less diminished mobility between two individual vertebrae, with pain that can be provoked upon movement at the vertebral segment, can with specific manual treatment, become symptom‐free or have their condition improved and normal … [read more]

Limitations of evidence-based treatment and research in manipulative therapy

In an ideal world treatment decisions would be based on the evidence revealed by clinical trials. However, many variables affect accurate determinations of cause and effect in arthro-neuro-muscular dis­orders. The validity of clinical trials in the manual therapies is confounded by many factors. Valid measurement tools for manual … [read more]