The immediate effect of individual manipulation techniques on pulmonary function measures in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

@article{Noll2009TheIE,
  title={The immediate effect of individual manipulation techniques on pulmonary function measures in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  author={Donald R Noll and J Calvin Johnson and Robert W Baer and Eric J Snider},
  journal={Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care},
  year={2009},
  volume={3},
  pages={9 - 9}
}
BACKGROUND The use of manipulation has long been advocated in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but few randomized controlled clinical trials have measured the effect of manipulation on pulmonary function. In addition, the effects of individual manipulative techniques on the pulmonary system are poorly understood. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the immediate effects of four osteopathic techniques on pulmonary function measures in persons with… CONTINUE READING
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