The term ‘spinal manipulation’ is used to describe a range of manual therapy techniques applied to the spine but the most common usage relates to High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) thrust procedures where the practitioner applies a rapid thrust or impulse. The aim of such manipulation techniques is to achieve joint cavitation that is accompanied by a ‘popping’ or ‘cracking’ sound. This audible release distinguishes HVLA thrust techniques from other manipulation techniques. Manipulation techniques for the spine, thorax and pelvis are commonly utilized for the treatment of pain and dysfunction. Proficiency in their use requires training, practice and development of palpatory and psychomotor skills.
The Spinal Manipulation Education Group provides evidence based training and seminars for all manual therapy groups and at all educational levels (undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development).
To assist appropriately qualified health practitioners to develop skills in the application of high velocity low amplitude thrust techniques in the context of the best available knowledge.
To enable appropriately qualified health practitioners, who use a variety of clinical reasoning and diagnostic models, to use high velocity low amplitude thrust techniques as part of their treatment.
If you are interested in having your association/institution sponsor a spinal manipulation program, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org