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Spinal Exam

Cervical Rotation

January 1st, 2017


  • How to Assess

  • Place a hand on the right shoulder and ask the patient to turn their head to the left. Provide resistance by placing a hand on the patient's jaw. Repeat the movement on the opposite side.
  • Muscles Involved

  • Sternocleidomastoid, splenius muscles, levator scapulae, erector spinae
  • Normal Range of Motion

  • 80°
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