La ciencia de la palpación del movimiento espinal: revisión y actualización, con implicaciones para la evaluación e intervención

The science of spinal motion palpation: a review and update with implications for assessment and intervention
Journal of Manual & Manupulative therapy

Spinal motion palpation is a standard component of a manual therapy examination despite questionable reliability. The present research is inconclusive as to the relevance of the findings from SMP, with respect to the patient’s pain complaints. Differences in the testing methods and interpretation of spinal mobility testing are problematic. If SMP is to be a meaningful component of a spinal examination, the methods for testing and interpretation must be carefully scrutinized. The intent of this narrative review is to facilitate a better understanding of how SMP should provide the examiner with relevant information for assessment and treatment of patients with spinal pain disorders … ABSTRACT

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