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OPTP Thrust Joint Manipulation Skills For The Spine Book

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Thrust Joint Manipulation Skills For The Spine Book

OPTP Thrust Joint Manipulation Skills For The Spine Book demonstrates thrust joint manipulation techniques for patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction in the spine. The textbook familiarizes the reader with the concept of focusing to engage the barrier as it relates to patient comfort, and provides clinical pearls along the way to enhance skill acquisition and technique. It contains information on how to effectively perform thrust techniques, and safely apply the concepts within the framework of movement-based therapy.


  • Manipulations that are discussed and demonstrated include:
  • - Proper clinician stance
    - Proper use of core and larger muscles
    - Speed, amplitude, and palpation
    - Patient position, direction of movement
    - Fluid body movement and control 
  • Written by: Emilio Puentedura and William O’Grady

More Information

  1. The history of thrust joint manipulation as a practice 
  2. Scientific studies that reveal support for, and against, thrust joint manipulation
  3. Clinical reasoning for when and why to use thrust joint techniques in the spine
  4. Clinical examination and physical tests that should be done prior to manipulation
  5. Drills to develop speed, proper use of the muscles, effective stance and palpation

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