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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Studies of such joint manipulations are of distinctive interest, precisely because they shed light on the question of the effects of combining support-explicitness variations, and hence are included in the present review.
With regard to determining where to apply joint manipulation procedures, the prevalence of use of common diagnostic tests/procedures and the proportion of patients on which they are used is detailed in Table 3.
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.
The aim of this study was to assess whether conservative lower back treatment (SI joint manipulation) reduces knee-extensor muscle inhibition (MI).
Limited hind foot mobility, commonly associated with tarsal coalition, may influence manual therapists to consider joint manipulation or other mobility enhancing techniques.
Table 1 Opinions Regarding Chiropractic Care and Athletes (n = 37) Statement Agreed Disagreed Unsure Chiropractic care is important for 81% 8% 11% all athletes Maintenance chiropractic care can 73% 3% 24% reduce sport related injuries Chiropractic consultation when 81% 3% 13% athlete's performance is suffering Table 2 Opinions Regarding What Constitutes a Chiropractic Treatment (n = 37) Frequency Question Response Option Count (%) Which of the following Spinal joint manipulation / 37 (100) do you consider an mobilization acceptable component Extremity joint manipulation / 37 (100) of a chiropractic mobilization treatment?
Unfortunately while it is repeatedly cited throughout the text that neurovascular injuries are often amenable to conservative care, management strategies of the manual therapist such as muscle release techniques, nerve gliding exercises, joint manipulation and rehabilitation are discussed at the most basic level, if at all.

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