Name of test



Range of motion of the neck

What it tests



assesses range of motion of the neck in flexion, extension, rotation and bending

How to do it



ask the subject to flex and extend (‘yes!’) rotate (‘no!’) and bend ("I’m a little tea pot") the neck. Another way to ask them to bend the neck to the side is to say "touch your ear to your shoulder".

The normal response



chin to chest


chin to each shoulder


extend 45 degrees


no pain


no parasthesias

What it means if not normal



spondylosis?


pain and guarding?


not cooperating?

Comments



don’t test passive motion

Citations





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