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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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So what roles have NZ Manipulative Physiotherapists played in the evidence base and management of musculoskeletal injuries since the writing of Dr Morris's paper?
Consequently, a mathematics manipulative object has the potential to lead to an awareness and development of concepts and ideas linked with mathematics and they would most likely be purpose designed.
All the manipulatives in my studio are suitable for children with weak muscle tone who require use of the large-finger muscles for grasping.
The patients were asked not to tell the researchers whether they had received manipulative therapy.
An appropriate sequence would be to present new skills and procedures initially in a concrete manner with manipulative materials, then make a transition to pictures to clarify, and finally explain the abstract presentation.
Did you know that young girls who experience unhealthy relationships, like mean boyfriends and manipulative BFFs, often become involved in potentially violent and abusive relationships when they're older?
Once he was easily appeased by Estelle's manipulative sex, now he has had enough.
This can be attained through college classes, crisis negotiation training sessions, and other professional conferences and seminars, as well as working as a criminal investigator and conducting numerous interviews of hostile and manipulative subjects and witnesses.
There can never be too many events about math literacy," says Bill Rosenthal, CEO of Digi-Block, creators of a math manipulative program.
But, note, this is by no means to be confused with the manipulative cultivation of collective guilt-feelings.
Being contemplative is being vulnerable, letting events and people impact us with their full resonance; it is not being controlling and manipulative.