Spinal Manipulation

Spinal Manipulation

Spinal Manipulation is a manual therapy technique where the clinician utilizes a fast impulse, or thrust, in order to produce a gapping including subsequent cavitation of the targeted joints. Joint cavitation is followed by a audible release known as a ‘popping’, or ‘shattering’ sound. Spinal manipulation is done by physical therapists to aid mobility, relieve pain, increase blood flow, loosen muscles, and increase muscle capacity.