joint manipulation

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skillful or dexterous treatment by the hands. In physical therapy, the forceful passive movement of a joint beyond its active limit of motion.
joint manipulation the attempt to restore the full joint mobility by a single forceful movement. It may be performed with the patient under anesthesia, as when restoring knee or shoulder motion after prolonged loss of motion with formation of adhesions that limit joint play. Joint manipulation applied to a spinal joint (usually referred to as high-velocity) is a short-amplitude thrust that is beyond the patient's voluntary control; it is always performed with the patient conscious.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

joint manipulation

Any of the passive therapeutic techniques used to stretch restricted joints or reposition a subluxation. The techniques are sometimes applied with rapid thrust movements and may be applied with the patient under anesthesia to ensure maximum relaxation.
See: joint mobilization
See also: manipulation
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This concretely illustrates that the effects of joint manipulations are not necessarily the sum of the effects expected from the individual manipulations, and indeed may not be larger than the effect of a single manipulation.
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The present study thus suggests that DCs in English-speaking Canadian provinces are practicing consistently with the current scientific literature, as "palpation" and "painful joint findings" were the most commonly used methods for identifying spinal segments that could benefit from joint manipulation, used by nearly every respondent, on nearly every patient.
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Known for its stand-up maneuvers and ground-fighting techniques, BJJ favors one with superior positioning, where numerous styles of chokes, holds, locks, and joint manipulations can be executed on an opponent.
5 -- The behind the scene joint manipulations of Obama White House and Clinton State Department with Egyptian authorities having Hosni Mubarak at the center to force the latter to relinquish power and make Egypt's newly appointed vice president Omar Suleiman to fill the void at least temporarily fell on the wayside as the existing Constitution provides Speaker of the House of Parliament to fill the gap.
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