Manipulative techniques for geriatric patients

J. W. Atchison*, Jr English W.R.

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Musculoskeletal complaints and limitations are common problems in persons as they age. There are many forms of manual medicine that may be used to assist with the treatment of these problems, including muscle energy techniques, Jones' counterstrain techniques, myofascial release techniques, and Mennel's joint play techniques. General guidelines for the indications and contraindications of these techniques are presented along with descriptions of specific techniques for the shoulder, hand and wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot, cervical spine, thoracic spine, and lumbar spine, pelvis, and sacrum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)825-843
Number of pages19
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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