The specific chiropractic adjustment is conducted within an articulation’s physiological range of motion: Part 4 of a series.
Abstract: This presentation aims to review the accuracy and appropriateness of the term beyond the normal physiological limit in relation to the chiropractic adjustment of vertebral subluxations. We question the assertion that chiropractic adjustments may conduct a spinal articulation beyond this normal physiological or functional limit. We contend that the chiropractic vertebral adjustment does not take an articulation beyond its normal range of movement primarily because dysfunctional fixations occur within a joints physiological range. A discussion is presented which calls for the removal of this unsuitable and inaccurate term.
Indexing terms: Vertebral adjustment, Range of movement, Manipulation, Technique.
Cite: Rome P. Waterhouse JD. The specific chiropractic adjustment is conducted within an articulation’s physiological range of motion: Part 4 of a series. Asia-Pacific Chiropr J. 2021;1.3. URL www.apcj.net/rome-and-waterhouse-adjustment-is-within-rom/