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Spinal Exam

Cervical Flexion

January 1st, 2017


  • How to Assess

  • Place a hand on the patient's sternum to stabilise the thoracic spine and ask them to look downward. Provide resistance by placing the palm of the other hand on the patient's forehead.
  • Muscles Involved

  • Sternocleidomastoid, scalenes, longus muscles, rectus capitis
  • Normal Range of Motion

  • 45°
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