The relation between the application angle of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and resultant vertebral accelerations in an in situ porcine model.

Abstract

It has been hypothesized that the posterior tissues of the spine are frictionless and therefore allow only the normal force component of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) to pass to underlying vertebrae. Given this assumption, vertebrae could not be moved in practitioner-defined directions by altering the application angle of SMT. To investigate this… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2008.11.001

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@article{Kawchuk2009TheRB, title={The relation between the application angle of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and resultant vertebral accelerations in an in situ porcine model.}, author={Greg Kawchuk and Stephen M. Perle}, journal={Manual therapy}, year={2009}, volume={14 5}, pages={480-3} }