An Excellent Option for Self- Upper Cervical Mobilization

Reference: APTEI:Cervical Headache (Part I) Course

If upper cervical mobilizations prove effective at the clinic, then we are obligated to teach the patient to perform the similar technique on themselves when needed. Here is a suggestion …

Apply a C1-2 self-mobilization into rotation by placing the middle phalanx of the index finger on the C1 transverse process, re-enforced by the middle finger crossed over top.

Repeat up to 5-10 repetitions 2-3 times / day or as required.

E.g. For left rotation, use the left hand by reaching across the face; ensure forearm is parallel with the floor. Apply a force on the right C1 transverse process and actively perform left rotation.

Posted on: July 05, 2011

Categories: Headache/Vertigo , Cervical Spine

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