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Department
Kinesiology
Course
KINESIOL 4KK3
Professor
Krista M Baker
Semester
Spring

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Cervical Spine Lab Testing for Cervical Arterial Dysfunction Signs or symptoms of cervical arterial compromise (5Ds and 3Ns)  Diplopia  Dizziness  Dysphagia  Nystagmus  Dysarthria  Nausea  Drop Attacks  Numbness  Supine lying  Hold test position for 10s, then release for 10 s  Extension to test Internal Carotid Arteries  Rotation to test Vertebral Artery on the opposite side Stretching and ROM Upper Trapezius and Levator Scapula • Lateral flexion of the neck to the opposite side with scapular depression • LS: start with contralateral rotation before introducing the other actions Suboccipital stretching • Passive chin tuck to flex the cranio-cervical joints Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University KIN 4KK3, Winter 2013 • Finger fence? Thoracic Extension Mobilization • Leaning forward in chair; arms on table or arms on wall • Leaning backward in chair • http://www.mikereinold.com/2011/10/simple-thoracic-spine-mobility-exercises- everyone-can-perform.html Neurodynamics: Davis et al. 2008 Neural Flossing 1 Seated Slump Test • Model seated at table edge, tester standing at their side • Upper cervical flexion (chin tuck) • Lower cervical flexion • Thoracic flexion • Lumbar flexion • Ankle dorsiflexion •
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