PAIVM

AcronymDefinition
PAIVMPassive Accessory Intervertebral Movement
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PAIVMs consisted of postero-anterior central pressure applied to the spinous processes, with the patient lying prone (Maitland and Edwards 1986; Magee 1997).
AROM, AbnROM, and PAIVMs ratings were collapsed to a 3 point ordinal scale, with 0 indicating hypomobility, 1 indicating normal motion, and 2 indicating hypermobility.
Two assessments, AROM and PAIVMs (both 75%) returned higher values for sensitivity than specificity.