Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 25562
  Title Diagnostic palpation of the spine: A review of procedures and assessment of their reliability.
Journal J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1983 Dec;6(4):181-183
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Review

Spinal palpation as employed by practitioners of manipulative therapy is a common diagnostic tool used to identify manipulable lesions. Three methods of diagnostic palpation are static palpation, active motion palpation and passive motion palpation. As a diagnostic technique, spinal palpation suffers from a lack of research on its statistical reliability. Assessment of the clinical efficacy of manipulative therapy would be better addressed if a statistically reliable method of palpatory diagnosis were developed.

Author keywords: diagnosis, palpation, manipulative therapy, reliability

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