Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy for Spondylolisthesis

How Does An Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist Treat Spondylolisthesis? Spondylolisthesis is a displacement of one segment of the spine either forward or backward (retrolisthesis) in relation to the segment below it. There are several types of spondylolisthesis: Type 1 – Dysplastic or Congenital: an abnormal development before birth. Type 2 – Isthmic: from a defect (spondylolysis) of the pars interarticularis (isthmus) of the vertebral arch (a thin segment of bone that connects the facet joints). It may be lytic (a fatigue fracture), elongated but still intact, or an acute fracture. Isthmic spondylolistheses can be symptomatic or asymptomatic (1). Type 3 – Degenerative: from disc degener

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