Chapter 6: Planning the Physical Examination

This is a Chapter 6 summary of "Clinical Neurodynamics" by Michael Shacklock. Observe When assessing the patient, you must look at the following information: Symptom location, extent, quality, and behavior. Movement resistance. Range of motion. Compensatory patterns. Breathing quality. Tone of voice. Facial expression Protective muscle tone. Avoidance. When planning the exam, you can tier... Continue Reading →

Chapter 5: Diagnosis with Neurodynamic Tests

This is a Chapter 5 summary of "Clinical Neurodynamics" by Michael Shacklock. Neurodynamic Tests In neurodynamic tests, there are two movement types: 1)      Sensitizing: Increase force on neural structures. 2)      Differentiating: Emphasizing nervous system by moving the neural structure as opposed to musculoskeletal tissue. The reason why sensitizers are not considered differentiating structures is because... Continue Reading →

My 50th Post: Motivation to Learn

A Little Personal It is hard to believe that I have already written my 50th post after starting this blog in February as a way to enhance both my learning and the learning of others. This blog has allowed me to interact with a variety of different individuals that I otherwise would not have. And... Continue Reading →

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