Logo of nihpaAbout Author manuscriptsSubmit a manuscriptHHS Public Access; Author Manuscript; Accepted for publication in peer reviewed journal;
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Man Ther. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2010 Oct 1.
Published in final edited form as:
Man Ther. 2009 Oct; 14(5): 531–538.
Published online 2008 Nov 21. doi:  10.1016/j.math.2008.09.001

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Comprehensive model of the mechanisms of manual therapy

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