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What is considered "High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust"?

What is considered "High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust"?

In the world of physical therapy the phrase High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust (HVLAT) is extremely common, however do we understand the science be...

Concussion and Spinal Manipulation

Concussion and Spinal Manipulation

Concussion and Spinal Manipulation

Physical Therapists have unique skills that can assist patients experiencing protracted recovery

C0-C1 Manipulation for the Treatment of TMJ Dysfunction

C0-C1 Manipulation for the Treatment of TMJ Dysfunction

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is prevalent is many individuals. TMJ dysfunction goes hand in hand with neck pathology. It is key for health care practitioners to be able to properly evaluate and treat dysfunction versus chasing symptoms/pain. 

Are disc herniation's safe to manipulate?

Are disc herniation's safe to manipulate?

If you have performed lumbar manipulations on your patients odds approximately 52% of those patients treated would have a positive MRI for a hernia...

Cervical manipulation for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis

Cervical manipulation for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis

  It has been long known that spinal manipulation can effectively treat spinal disorders, but what about manipulation for the treatment of limb pai...

Changes in biochemical markers following spinal manipulation-a systematic review and meta-analysis

Changes in biochemical markers following spinal manipulation-a systematic review and meta-analysis

As spinal manipulation is coming to the forefront of physical therapy practices it is vital to understand what effects we are creating. At this tim...

Cervicogenic Headache vs. Migraine

Cervicogenic Headache vs. Migraine

Cervicogenic Headache vs. Migraine   Cervicogenic headache (CGH) refers to a headache of cervical origin. Historically, these types of headaches w...

Deep Neck Flexor Facilitation Using Cervical Manipulation

Deep Neck Flexor Facilitation Using Cervical Manipulation

With the advancement of technology, we have found ourselves reverting to postures that are extremely detrimental to our health and well being. As a...

Trigger Point Treatment using Spinal Manipulation: Upper Trapezius, SCM, and Levator Scapulae

Trigger Point Treatment using Spinal Manipulation: Upper Trapezius, SCM, and Levator Scapulae

The relationship between muscle and joint dysfunctions is well recognized by clinicians, but few studies in the scientific literature analyze this ...

C1-2 Manipulation for treatment of extremity neural tension

C1-2 Manipulation for treatment of extremity neural tension

Many patients suffer from neural tension, and with so many potential causes it may become frustrating for the patient and the practitioner to get a...

The POP! What is it?

The POP! What is it?

Leading theory is the POP is caused by cavitation that releases gasses to fill the vacuum that occurs when joints are forcefully separated by manip...

VBA and Cervical Spinal Manipulation

VBA and Cervical Spinal Manipulation

The purpose of this study was to quantify mechanical strain in the vertebral artery while simultaneously capturing motion analysis data during pass...