spondylotherapy

spondylotherapy

(spŏn″dĭl-ō-thĕr′ă-pē) [″ + therapeia, treatment]
Spinal therapeutics; spinal manipulation in the treatment of disease.

spondylotherapy (spônˈ·di·lō·theˑ·r·pē),

n therapeutic approach in which the practitioner places the middle finger on the spinous process while using the other hand to strike the finger with blows that rapidly rebound. Typically, the practitioner applies one or two cycles per second. This approach is generally applied to at least three vertebrae adjacent to each other. Also called
percussion technique.
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Cooper, a 1912 graduate of the International College of Chiropractic Spondylotherapy, Detroit, Michigan, was the first of four generations of chiropractors to practice there.
In 1910 Abrams [Albert Abrams (1863-1924)] was a doctor, who used "electricity therapy" he called ERA (Electronic Reactions of Abrams or: Radionics), published a book on a "medical technique" he called Spondylotherapy.