High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust

High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust (HVLA) is a manual therapy technique primarily employed in osteopathy and chiropractic treatments. This therapeutic maneuver involves a rapid, focused movement applied to a joint with the intention of improving its range of motion and reducing pain or discomfort.

This technique targets dysfunctional joints, particularly those demonstrating restricted mobility. The application of an HVLA thrust can result in an audible popping or cracking sound, known as cavitation, which is caused by the release of gas bubbles within the synovial fluid.

Distinguished by its quick but gentle nature, HVLA requires precise positioning and accurate delivery to be effective. The technique’s efficacy lies in its ability to restore normal joint function, alleviate neuromuscular disorders and contribute significantly to patient recovery.

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