Direction of manual force applied during assessment of stiffness in the lumbosacral spine.

@article{Viner1995DirectionOM,
  title={Direction of manual force applied during assessment of stiffness in the lumbosacral spine.},
  author={Ana Viner and Michael S Y Lee},
  journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics},
  year={1995},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={441-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To measure the angle of applied manual force during assessment of posteroanterior stiffness in the lumbosacral spine. DESIGN Ten physiotherapists with bachelor's degrees in physiotherapy and postgraduate qualifications in manipulative physiotherapy assessed stiffness at 6 lumbosacral vertebral levels in a controlled order. Two pain free subjects acted as patients. SETTING A university biomechanics laboratory. INTERVENTIONS None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Applied force vector… CONTINUE READING