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Rehabilitation Research and Practice
Volume 2012, Article ID 629104, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/629104
Research Article

Reliability of Measuring the Cervical Sagittal Translation Mobility with a Simple Method in a Clinical Setting

1Department of Stomatognathic Physiology, Institute of Odontology, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
2Department of Orthopaedics, The Institute of Clinical Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Received 11 April 2012; Accepted 23 July 2012

Academic Editor: Nicola Smania

Copyright © 2012 Yvonne Severinsson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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