Musculoskeletal manipulation

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Musculoskeletal manipulations encompass a range of manipulations of body tissues, muscles and bones by hands or equipment to improve health and circulation, relieve fatigue, or promote healing.[1] The manipulation must involve actual movement of body parts, so does not include energy medicine or mind-body therapies such as therapeutic touch or reiki.

Types of musculoskeletal manipulations


  1. National Library of Medicine, Medical Subject Headings