This video demonstrates a technique that is not easy to apply but has great affect in a large number of cases and can be especially helpful when there is a compressing affect issue on the spine, as there is a positive traction action as the technique is applied. This technique should not be performed if the therapist is shorter that the patient, if the patient cannot actively extend their spine without pain and if the morphology of the patient is alot larger than that of the therapist. The explanation and video of this technique should be followed as accurately as possible taking care to try and shake the patient as if you are shaking 'a pillow into a pillow case'!
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Lumbo Sacral Junction
Tags: articulation back to back counter nutation movement sacrum disc effective and efficient manipulation facet joints facet locking flexion l5 s1 lumbar roll manipulation lumbar spine lumbo sacral lumbosacral junction manipulation manipulation prone mid range focusing minimal lever mid range minimal lever mid range manipulation minimal torsion mobilising multiple components muscle spasm non torsional osteophytes primary lever flexion primary lever rotation primary lever side bending primary lever traction primary lever translation primary mobilising direction restriction rhythmical sacral springing safe manipulation secondary components secondary levers side lying sitting small amplitude small amplitude impulse spondylolisthesis standing standing and prone techniques stretch posterior structures supine supine thoracic manipulation therapeutic traction traction manipulation vertical
Category: Sacro Iliac
Category: Lumbar Spine
Category: Thoracic Spine