Research supporting the efficacy of manual therapy, manip-ulation in particular, is growing. The ability to communicate clearly and accurately regarding this important interven-tion, regardless of region or background, is essential if clini-cians are to incorporate this research in clinical practice. In February 2007, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Man-ual Physical Therapists formed a task force to standardize manual therapy terminology, starting with the intervention of manipulation. The ultimate goal of this task force was to create a template that has the potential to be used interna-tionally by the community of physical therapists in order to standardize manual therapy nomenclature. The following document reflects the work and recommendations of this task force. We propose describing a manipulative technique usin
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