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Skillful use of the hands in moving body parts, as reducing a dislocation, or changing the position of a fetus.
(science and technology)
Use of the hands in the performance of a task.



(1) A movement of the hand or of both hands related to the performance of certain processes (for example, the handling of some mechanism); a complex procedure in hand labor requiring great precision.

(2) A clever swindle, a contrivance, a juggle with facts for the sake of achieving an unseemly goal; the same as a machination.

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In addition to the standard tests involved with the diagnosis of a musculoskeletal complaint, DCs and other professionals who use joint manipulation will often perform supplementary physical examinations to determine whether dysfunctional joints are present that may be contributing to a patient's condition.
There were 5 cases (N = 1,759) involving the joint manipulation of argument completeness and another aspect of support explicitness.
Effects of lumbopelvic joint manipulation on quadriceps activation and strength in healthy individuals.
The effectiveness of joint manipulation, for predominantly axial musculoskeletal conditions, has been endorsed by a number of practice guidelines (29) and systematic reviews (30-33) that can be summarized as a basis for discussion.
Decrease in quadriceps inhibition after sacroiliac joint manipulation in patients with anterior knee pain.

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