Non lever and thrust technique is a type of thrust where the operator applies a force to a bony point aiming to break fixation in a facet or joint structure. Some preliminary compression may substitute for the use of levers, and high speed is often necessary to overcome the resistance of the facet before the force is dissipated through other tissues. This type of approach is more commonly used by chiropractors, but many osteopaths find it of use in some cases. An example might be a prone thoracic thrust technique where the operator uses the hands applied to opposite sides of the same or adjacent vertebrae. The thrust is made directly toward the table or into a sidebending or rotation direction according to the needs of the case.
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