• (noun): The action of touching with the hands or the skillful use of the hands.
    Synonyms: handling
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on manipulation:

Mind-body Exercise - Examples and Classes - Body Manipulation
... chiropractic and osteopathy use movement and physical manipulation of joints and muscles ... and body-based practices feature manipulation or movement of body parts, such as is done in chiropractic manipulation ...
Brain Twist - Manipulation
... By lifting the three elements of a face and bringing them towards each other, the entire puzzle opens up into the stellated form shown above ... Continuing the "flip" move completely inverts the tetrahedron into its dual tetrahedron ...
Chiropractic Controversy And Criticism
... Palmer, the founder of chiropractic, subluxation was the sole cause of disease and manipulation was the cure for all diseases of the human race ... A critical evaluation found that research had not demonstrated that spinal manipulation, the main treatment method employed by chiropractors, was effective for ... Although rare, spinal manipulation, particularly on the upper spine, can also result in complications that can lead to permanent disability or death these can occur in adults and children ...
Matthew T. Mason - Work
... Mason's work is organized around five topics Mechanics of manipulation modeling the physics of manipulation and how these models translates into implementation in robots ... Robotic origami the problem of origami as a challenging manipulation task for robots ... Manipulation without hands manipulation with a set of resources instead of just a manipulation subsystem (an arm) ...
Chiropractic Treatment Techniques - Spinal Manipulation
... Spinal manipulation, also known as spinal 'adjustment' is the the most common intervention used in chiropractic care in the U.S ... Spinal manipulation is a passive manual maneuver during which a three-joint complex is taken past the normal physiological range of movement without exceeding the anatomical boundary limit its ... related tissues in chiropractic care SMT most commonly takes the form of spinal manipulation ...

More definitions of "manipulation":

  • (noun): Exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage.
    Example: "His manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
    Synonyms: use

Famous quotes containing the word manipulation:

    Denotation by means of sounds and markings is a remarkable abstraction. Three letters designate God for me; several lines a million things. How easy becomes the manipulation of the universe here, how evident the concentration of the intellectual world! Language is the dynamics of the spiritual realm. One word of command moves armies; the word liberty entire nations.
    Novalis [Friedrich Von Hardenberg] (1772–1801)

    When we say “science” we can either mean any manipulation of the inventive and organizing power of the human intellect: or we can mean such an extremely different thing as the religion of science the vulgarized derivative from this pure activity manipulated by a sort of priestcraft into a great religious and political weapon.
    Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957)

    The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.
    Philip K. Dick (1928–1982)