Cavitation sounds during spinal manipulative treatments

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-526
Journal / PublicationJournal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Volume16
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to confirm a practitioner's perception of cavitation during spinal manipulative therapy in a clinically relevant situation using accelerometer recordings. Design: Experimental study. Setting: Human Performance Laboratory and Sports Medicine Center, University of Calgary. Participants: Twenty-eight patients from a single practitioner's patient pool who had pain in the area of the thoracic spine. Intervention: Spinal manipulative treatment (SMT) on the transverse process of T4 using a reinforced unilateral contact and delivering a thrust in the posterior to anterior direction. Main Outcome Measures: Instantaneous acceleration signals obtained from the spinous process of T3 during SMT and the practitioner's perception if cavitation had occurred or not at the end of each treatment. Conclusions: It appears that cavitation may be measured during SMT using accelerometry and that a practitioner's perception of the occurrence of cavitation during SMT is very accurate.

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Cavitation sounds during spinal manipulative treatments. / Herzog, W.; Zhang, Y. T.; Conway, P. J.; Kawchuk, G. N.

In: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Vol. 16, No. 8, 1993, p. 523-526.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal