Upper Cervical Mobilization Progression

In this 13 min video I review

  • unlilateral variation of the subcranial shear distraction (skull crusher)
  • unilateral OA nod (hot poker)
  • HEP for unilateral cervical or cervicogenic HA

If a patient has the UQ Clinical Practice Pattern of loss of cervical retraction and rotation to the involved side neck/head complaints. Try these treatments and exercises. They should also be clear or otherwise symmetrical in cervical retraction and SB and retraction and extension.

If there are limits in cervical retraction and SB, treat those first and have the patient repeatedly load them until they are clear. If they still have remaining upper cervical referral patterns, then try the above sequencing on later visits.

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