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Excerpt — Orthopedic Joint Mobilization and Manipulation With Web Study Guide

Effects of mobilization and manipulation

Clinicians use joint mobilization and manipulation for 2 main indications: joint pain and joint hypomobility. Three main categories of effects of mobilization or manipulation are described here: mechanical, neurophysiological, and psychological.

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Clinical application of joint thrusts and nonthrusts

Parameters applied to joint thrusts and nonthrusts vary widely. The force, frequency, and amplitude of techniques vary depending on client, clinician, and joint factors.

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