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Maitlen spinal mobilization. Does it cause damage?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:21 pm
by Charles
In addition to the exercises in the Rebuilders Book I am also receiving treatment from a Physical Therapist including flexibility, stretching, strenghtening exercises and manual mobilization. I was told that PTs do not use the manipulations that Chiropractors employ which are considered to be potentially more dangerous but perform mobilizations that are supposed to be safer. Is this correct or are all forms of spinal manipulation/mobilization dangerous regardless of whether a Chiropractor or PT is providing the intervention?

BTW, I am not experiencing significant pain but leg weakness when walking.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:40 am
by Ron
Hi Charles,

I don't think what your physical therapist is doing is dangerous. Dean talks about mobilization in his books and it is very helpful in my opinion. I think the only type of manipulation that could be considered dangerous is the aggressive cracking that some therapists use.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:49 pm
by randolph
Hi Charles

I went to a few sites advertising Maitland Spinal Mobilization .... looks like chiropractic with technologically updated manipulating tools. Hard to tell from the website fluff though. What's the benefit behind paying somebody to press on your vertebrae with fancy beeping tools? Wouldn't a massage from your romantic partner be funner and cheaper? Sorry, I'm being a bit irreverrent ... but seriously, what's the difference between the Maitland folks and chiropractic?