Mechanisms: Biomechanics of manual therapy application

Curator: Martin Descarreaux DC, PhD

Contributors: Martha Funabashi MSc, PhD, Isabelle Pagé DC, PhD and Greg Kawchuk BSc DC MSc PhD.

Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) and spinal mobilization constitute treatment options commonly used by chiropractors. The two approaches, however, are specific biomechanical features. The following list provides a combination of recent and pioneering work related to the biomechanics of manual therapy application. This list is in no particular order and many other interesting papers are available. We welcome your suggestions and comments.