Physiatric therapeutics. 3. Traction, manipulation, and massage

S. R. Geiringer, B. J. DeLateur

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This self-directed learning module highlights advances in this topic area. It is part of the chapter on physiatric therapeutics for the Self-Directed Medical Knowledge Program Study Guide for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This section discusses physiologic effects of, and indications and contraindications for, traction, manipulation, and massage. Advances covered in this section include hypotheses of pain relief in manipulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S-264-S-266
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number4 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • manipulation
  • massage
  • pain relief
  • traction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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