high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust

high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust,

n.pr a direct method of osteopathic treatment that employs careful patient positioning in concert with the practitioner's short, quick thrusts (high velocity) applied over short distances (low amplitude) across areas of restriction.
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SMT is a form of manually assisted passive motion involving a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust to the spine that is generally applied with the patient positioned in a lateral decubitus posture [13].

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