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Muscle Test for Posterior Neck Extensor Group
Pointer Plus

Pointer Plus

The Pointer Plus is an easy to use trigger point (TP) locator which incorporates a push button stimulation feature to immediately treat Trigger point pain.

(Semispinalis Capitis, Semispinalis Cervicis, Splenius Capitis, Splenius Cervicis)

Individual Position: The individual is lying prone with their arms at their side; their head should be elevated slightly and rotated to the side being assessed.

Practitioner Position: The practitioner is standing towards the head of the individual, placing their hand on the side of the head to be assessed.

Description of Muscle Test: The individual attempts to extend their head while maintaining head rotation.

 

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