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Brent C. Mangus, Laura A. Hoffman, Mark A. Hoffman and Peter Altenburger


Knowledge and understanding of the principles and applications of joint-mobilization techniques are becoming commonplace for entry-level certified athletic trainers.

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Various textbooks written on this topic.

Data Synthesis:

The authors collected information from commonly used textbooks on joint mobilization in both athletic training and physical therapy curriculums.


Undoubtedly, before using joint mobilization, the clinician should demonstrate mastery-level understanding of joint biomechanics, application principles, and indications and contra-indications. This article provides basic information on the principles of joint mobilization.