sustained natural apophyseal glides

sustained natural apophyseal glides (s·stāndˑ naˑ·chrl ·päˈ·f·sēˑ·l glīdzˑ),

n pl a physical therapy method for treating cervical and spinal dysfunction, especially in the elderly or patients with acute injuries. Smooth, sliding force is applied continuously and parallel (neutral) to the pain-free limit of the affected joints while the patient is seated upright. See also MWM, NAGS.
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Our objective was to compare the effects of McKenzie extension exercises program (EEP) versus Mulligan Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides (SNAGs) for chronic mechanical low back pain (CMLBP).
KEY WORDS: McKenzie Extension Exercise Program, Mulligan Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides, Chronic Mechanical Low Back Pain.
Management of the upper cervical joint restriction was addressed by the application of specific Mobilisations with Movements (MWM's) termed sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGS) as described by Mulligan (1999) (Figures 2A-C).

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