Joint manipulation is a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint, and is usually intended to move joints with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect.  While other “manual therapies” may “move a joint”  joint manipulation is intended to move the joint to near its maximum range of motion to provide relief of pressure.

Chiropractic adjustment is differentiated from joint manipulation in that its intention is to improve or correct the subluxation complex.  Joint manipulation may be applied to any joint to put it through its range of motion. 

Chiropractic is a specialized field in the healing arts and its adjustment is distinct and singular to the chiropractic profession.

© Dr. chris g. dalrymple 2017, 2018