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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.


a. The act or practice of manipulating.
b. The state of being manipulated.
2. Shrewd or devious management, especially for one's own advantage.
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The mechanical changing of a body position as a therapeutic intervention.
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The mechanical changing of a body position as a therapy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. Skillful manual exploration of an object or person.
See also: manual therapy, mobilization
2. A passive therapeutic intervention associated with small-amplitude high-velocity movement at the end of the available range of motion in a joint.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Any operation performed with the hands, especially one purporting to restore displaced parts to a normal relationship. See also OSTEOPATHY.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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(17.) Matthew Evans, Note, Regulating Electricity-Market Manipulation: A Proposal for a New Regulatory Regime to Proscribe All Forms of Manipulation, 113 MICH.
Kjetil Eilertsen, who started trading bitcoin in 2011, created a program called Quatloo Trader that he promoted as "the best market-manipulation tool in the world of crypto." Eilertsen said it was useless to ban manipulation in digital currencies, and instead, a better approach would be to give sophisticated manipulation tools to small traders.
Finally, in 2016, Zhu, et al, conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials with 502 participants which showed moderate level evidence to support the immediate effectiveness of cervical spine manipulation in treating people with cervical radiculopathy.
The most common reason for exclusion was due to thrust manipulation being absent from the study intervention (n=35).
Potential data manipulation at a separate facility, Trimega Laboratories, is also being investigated by Greater Manchester Police, the NPCC said.
Conclusions * In this case series, 12 patients with newly diagnosed cervical artery dissection(s) had recent chiropractic neck manipulation. Patients who are considering chiropractic cervical manipulation should be informed of the potential risk and be advised to seek immediate medical attention should they develop symptoms.
The Auditor-General's Report 2018 Series 1 revealed several issues, including elements of manipulation and fraud under myIMMs for foreign labour quota approval resulting in losses of revenue to the country.
Actually hindi naman natin sinasabi direkta na may dayaan, merong allegations of fraud and manipulation (Our request is to take the allegations seriously.
The author examines modern energy market manipulation. He addresses the relevant financial issues and definition of manipulation; the basic economics of manipulation; relevant historical cases; the DiPlacido case; the basic structure of restructured electricity markets; and specific energy manipulation cases of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, involving the manipulation of California's electricity markets, the Deutsche Bank case, Amaranth and Brian Hunter, the BP America case, the Barclays case, Rumford and Silkman, and Powhatan.
During the year 2010, upon complaints of various banks and allegations of manipulation causing a loss of billions of Rupees to the complainant banks, the SECP initiated an enquiry into possible price manipulations in the shares of Chenab Limited, a listed company.
Summary: For bad backs, spinal manipulation and other therapies seem at least as effective and safe as more traditional treatment
Acupuncture manipulation is the operation of the filiform needle after insertion to enhance the acupuncture feeling or spread such feeling towards certain direction [1].