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Table 1 Biomechanical characteristics of the four SMT and four MOB

From: Assessing forces during spinal manipulation and mobilization: factors influencing the difference between forces at the patient-table and clinician-patient interfaces

Force-time profiles Preload force (N) Total peak force (N) Thrust duration (ms) Total peak force retaining time (ms) Rate of force application (N/s)
SMT1 20 100 100 0 800
SMT2 20 100 250 0 320
SMT3 20 200 100 0 1800
SMT4 20 200 250 0 720
MOB1 20 100 1000 1000 80
MOB2 20 100 2000 2000 40
MOB3 20 200 1000 1000 180
MOB4 20 200 2000 2000 90