AA (C1 on C2) Muscle Energy

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AA (C1 on C2) Muscle Energy

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Recall Diagnosing the Atlanto-Axial Joint

Treatment Notes:

  • In contrast to other cervical muscle energy techniques, with the AA you will not be able to monitor a specific dysfunction articular pillar

Steps for Treatment:

  1. Patient is in supine with the physician standing behind the patient at the head of the table
  2. Physician places hands on both sides of the patient’s head and rotates the patient to reverse diagnosis of the segment. The patients head should be rotated toward the side that is restricted
  3. Ask patient to try to straighten against isometric resistance for 3 seconds, relax for 2 secs
  4. Reengage new barrier, repeat 2-3 times, end with passive stretch
  5. Reassess

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