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Manipulation-based interventions include a range of treatments and therapies in which someone other than the patient manipulates or moves the patient's body or parts of it.

Manipulative interventions focus primarily on the structures and systems of the body, including the bones and joints, soft tissues, and circulatory and lymphatic systems.

Specific manipulative practices include acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, osteopathy, and patterning therapies.

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