motion palpation

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mobility testing

A technique used in classic osteopathy in which the examiner evaluates each spinal segment for proper mobility in all planes of motion, as well as in relationship to the vertebrae immediately above and below.

motion palpation,

n technique developed by Henri Gillet, a Belgian chiropractor, in which the practitioner's hands are used to feel the motion of specific segments of the spine while the patient moves. The purpose is evaluation of the dynamic movement of the extravertebral joints and vertebrae to assess dysfunction between the joints.


the technique of examining parts of the body by touching and feeling them.

abdominal palpation
palpation of the contents of the abdomen and the state of the abdominal wall either through the wall or per rectum.
gastric palpation
internal palpation of the stomach via the esophagus is performed in dolphins and other cetaceans.
motion palpation
in chiropractic, examination of the range of movement in vertebral joints.
pharyngeal palpation
palpation via the external wall in small animals; can be performed per os in cattle but requires a mouth speculum for all but the most deft practitioners.
rectal palpation
palpation of the posterior abdomen and the organs in it by inserting the finger (in dogs) or hand and arm (in horses, cattle and pigs) in the rectum.
static palpation
in chiropractic, examination of the vertebral column for alignment and asymmetry and surrounding soft tissues for tone, heat and pain.
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It is instructive to relate these findings to the practice of motion palpation.
have defined a reference standard) for motion palpation.
Thirty-six to 43% of student respondents reported personal experience as their rationale for their use of LLI and motion palpation.
This rationale was chosen by less than 15% for static and motion palpation as well as LLI assessments.
58-61) Comparable to the expanded definitions of accuracy utilized in some of the SP validity studies, some of the motion palpation studies have also expanded the field of examiner agreement to include nominated segments that were within one level of each other.
Preliminary studies with a mechanical model for the evaluation of spinal motion palpation.
The better reliability seen in our study compared with most previous motion palpation studies is not attributable to any improvements to the end-feel palpatory method, nor do they confirm a better method for identifying the most appropriate spinal site of care.
Concordance of two methods of motion palpation with goniometrically assessed cervical lateral flexion asymmetry.
These mainly consist of segmental joint play, static and motion palpation, ranges of motion and neurologic testing of the different spinal regions.
The most commonly used diagnostic procedures for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbopelvic spine were joint play, static and motion palpation, neurological testing and ranges of motion.
Several literature reviews have addressed the reliability of spinal and sacroiliac motion palpation (MP), (1-4) finding that, in general, interexaminer reliability is slight and intraexaminer reliability is moderate.
In short, we have attempted to strengthen our annotated narrative review of motion palpation studies with an infusion of systematic review methods, hoping to capitalize on the benefits of each approach.