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Manual and Movement Therapies 

Manual and Movement Therapies
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Manual and Movement Therapies
Author(s):

Ilana Seidel

, Anne McDonald

, Eric J. Roseen

, Mary Starich

, Maryclaire O’Neill

, Aaron A. Davis

, and Yael Flusberg

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190466268.003.0006
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date: 23 October 2019

This chapter covers seven types of manual and movement therapies: the Alexander Technique (AT), the Feldenkrais Method (FM), chiropractic, therapeutic massage, osteopathic manipulative medicine, Rolfing Structural Integration, tai chi, and yoga. These techniques are described briefly, with special attention given to their indications in the geriatric population. Case studies illustrate the use of each technique. Relevant research studies are highlighted. Information on the training requirements for practitioners is given. Resources for further information are provided.

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