OA (Occiput on C1) Muscle Energy

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OA (Occiput on C1) Muscle Energy

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Recall Diagnosing the Occipito-Atlanal Joint

Steps for Treatment:

  1. Patient is in supine with the physician standing behind the patient at the head of the table
  2. Physician places their index fingers in the deep sulci to monitor the dysfunctional cervical segment
  3. Put the patient in reverse diagnosis of the segment
  4. Ask patient to try to straighten against isometric resistance for 3 seconds, relax for 2 secs
  5. Reengage new barrier, repeat 2-3 times, end with passive stretch
  6. Reassess

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