Evaluating and Treating Neck Dysfunctions

By Amy Stein

Corey Silbert, who has her CFMT (certified manual therapy certification) and is an OCS (orthopedic certified specialist) led our staff on how to evaluate and treat neck dysfunctions, including those that result in headaches, dizziness, vertigo, pain and radicular symptoms. She evaluated and treated the upper cervical spine and down to upper thoracic area, assessing for decreased mobility in the spinous processes, lateral and rotational movement of the individual vertebrae, any soft tissue restrictions and decreased mobility in the ribs. She then followed the assessment with soft tissue and gentle joint mobilization, as well as neuromuscular re-education and postural training techniques.

We each assessed each other and gave each other a treatment.  If there is a musculoskeletal dysfunction in the cervical, thoracic and rib area, it can result in pain and radicular symptoms down the arm/s, back, and pelvic region as well as cause headaches and dizziness. Physical therapy, which is non invasive is the first line of treatment for these conditions and if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms you should seek out a physical therapist specializing in Manual and orthopedic therapy.

See below for some snaps of our session with Corey!

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