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manipulative

Psychiatry
adjective Referring to the unscrupulous control or exploitation of person or situation.
 
Surgery
adjective Referring to a procedure that requires manual skill.
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His original text, the Spinal Lesion (Paris 1965) became the basis of much of the modern teaching of manipulative techniques to the spine.
Most of the patients who received manipulative therapy felt fully recovered or much improved after six weeks.
Manual and manipulative therapies are relatively well represented with approximately 100,000 massage therapists and over 50,000 licensed chiropractors.
Experienced CNT members can use advanced or specialized training for further work in crisis intervention techniques, which could include training in handling manipulative subjects, refraining techniques to put a "different spin' on negative thoughts and perceptions of hostile subjects, and using guided discovery-questioning techniques to augment a negotiator's basic problem-solving skills.
What could be more manipulative and patronising than the leaked memo from within New Labour?
Rush may be manipulative and uneducated, but he is not stupid.
As long as Crolyism is still generating new schemes - Internet censorship, HMO regulation, smoking bans, manipulative tax credits, endless databases and ID cards, mandatory "voluntary" TV ratings, etc.
They are, in fact, patients perceived as frustrating and difficult to treat, often because of their manipulative demands and ambiguous physical complaints.
Setting aside its bogus mysticism, the manipulative prose of Luhan's letter lays bare her intentions: She is determined to "seduce" Toomer.
The parent questionnaire assessed the types of fine-motor manipulative activities (some of which were literacy-related, some of which were not) that were typically done in the home.
Dorsey was in fact experiencing less-than-adequate management because of her learned patterns of manipulative behavior arising from inadequate problem-solving skills.