This blog post introduces and explains how the manual therapist can perform assessment and treatment for specific musculoskeletal conditions of the neck.
The brachial plexus tension test (BPTT) is actually a series of three tests, each one designed to assess one of the three major nerves that enter the hand.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a very common set of posture dysfunctional patterns. Adson’s, Eden’s, & Wright’s tests are designed to assess TOS.
The slump test places tension on the spinal cord and PNS. It assesses a space occupying condition of the cervical and lumbar spine, as well as TOS.
Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition that causes compression of nerves and/or blood vessels where the thorax outlets into the upper extremity.
There is an old saying that no posture is bad unless you get stuck in it. The problem is that the thoracic spine often does get stuck in bad posture.