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Cervical Spine
| Thoracic Spine | Lumbar Spine | Wrist and Hand | Shoulders
 


    Spinal Biomechanical
    Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Cervical Spine 1


  1. Stand straight
  2. Slowly tip your head to the right
  3. Right ear to right shoulder, don't lift shoulder
  4. Hold position for count of 12
  5. Release back to center
  6. Repeat to left side
  7. Repeat step 1



Right Lateral Flexion

Left Lateral
Flexion
     


    Spinal Biomechanical
    Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Cervical Spine 2
  1. Stand straight
  2. Slowly tip your head to the right
  3. Right ear to right shoulder, don't lift shoulder
  4. Rotate your chin toward right shoulder
  5. Hold position for count of 12
  6. Repeat to left side
  7. Repeat


 

Lateral Flexion Head Rotation
       


    Spinal Biomechanical
    Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Cervical Spine 3
  1. Stand straight
  2. Push chin outward away from neck
  3. Flex neck forward toward chest
  4. Hold position for count of 12
  5. Release to neutral
  6. Repeat



Step 1
Neutral

Step 2
Chin Out
Step 3
Chin In
Neck Down
   


    Spinal Biomechanical
    Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Cervical Spine
    4
  1. Stand straight
  2. Slowly push chin toward neck
  3. Flex neck forward toward chest
  4. Hold position for count of 12
  5. Release to neutral
  6. Repeat



Step 1
Neutral

Step 2
Chin In

Step 3
Chin Out
Neck Down
   


    Spinal Biomechanical
    Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Thoracic Spine 1
  1. Stand straight
  2. Slowly tip your upper back to right side keeping head 90 degrees to shoulders
  3. Maintain right arm next to right side
  4. Hold position for count of 12
  5. Release to back to center
  6. Repeat three times per side



Front View of Upper Back Right Lateral Bending

Back View of Upper Back Left Lateral Bending
     


    Spinal Biomechanical
    Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Thoracic Spine 2
  1. Stand straight
  2. Maintain left arm next to left side
  3. Extend right arm straight forward
  4. Maintain left shoulder position in space
  5. Stretch forward as far as possible
  6. Hold position for count of 12
  7. Repeat to opposite side
  8. Repeat three times per side

 


Front View
Lateral Tip Right Shoulder, Arm Extended Forward

Oblique View
Lateral Tip, High Shoulder, Arm Extended Forward
     


    Spinal Biomechanical
    Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Thoracic
    Spine 3


  1. Stand straight
  2. Move hands above head
  3. Keep upper arms parrallel to floor
  4. Extend fingers upward
  5. Pull shoulders and wing bones (scapula) slowly backward
  6. Hold position for count of 12
  7. Repeat three times

 


Front View
Elbow 90
Pull Scapula Together

Back View
Approximation of Scapula with Spine
     


    Spinal Biomechanical
    Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Thoracic Spine 4
  1. Stand straight
  2. Maintain arm position to side
  3. Raise shoulders upward
  4. Hold position for count of 12
  5. Relax
  6. Lower shoulders downward
  7. Hold position for count of 12
  8. Relax
  9. Repeat three times



Shoulders Elevated Hands Down Head Straight

Side View Shoulders Up
     


    Spinal Biomechanical Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Lumbar
    Spine 1


  1. Stand straight
  2. Arms to the front
  3. Feet shoulder width apart, 6" from wall or door
  4. Head, Back, Buttocks against wall or door
  5. Test lumar spine space with hand
  6. Rotate hip backward and down
  7. Hold position for count of 12
  8. Relax
  9. Repeat three times

 


Hip Rotation

Side View Hip Rotation
     


    Spinal Biomechanical
    Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Lumbar
    Spine 2


  1. Stand straight
  2. Bend lower back to right side
  3. Maintain arm to right side of body
  4. Don't bend hips
  5. Hold position for count of 12
  6. Release back to center
  7. Repeat to left side
  8. Repeat three times

 


Front View of
Right Arm
Down Right Leg
Head Perpendicular to shoulders


Opposite Side View

     


    Spinal Biomechanical
    Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Lumbar Spine 3


  1. Stand straight
  2. Bend forward at waist-knees straight
  3. Reach hands toward toes
  4. Don't bounce
  5. Hold position for count of 12
  6. Repeat three times



Side View of Flexion Position
       


    Spinal Biomechanical
    Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Wrist and Hand 1


  1. Bend one wrist into flexion, use the other hand
  2. Hold position at end range of motion for count of 12
  3. Repeat step 1 with extension
  4. Separate fingers as far as possible
  5. Close fingers to each other, squeeze
  6. Repeat three times

 


Hand Flex

Hand Extension

Fingers Out

Fingers In

 


    Spinal Biomechanical
    Therapeutic Maneuvers®
    Wrist and Hand 2

  1. Use right hand to pull fingers for traction
  2. Use one finger at a time
  3. Hold position for count of 12
  4. Do each finger
  5. Switch hands
  6. Repeat three times



Axial Finger Stretch
       

 

Spinal Biomechanical
Therapeutic Maneuvers®
Wrist and Hand 3

  1. Use left hand and right
  2. Pull on right fingers with a smooth steady traction motion
  3. Hold position for count of 12
  4. Switch hands
  5. Repeat three times



Hand Traction
       



Spinal Biomechanical Therapeutic Maneuvers®
Shoulder

  1. Stand straight
  2. Hands down to sides
  3. Rotate arm outward
  4. Hold position for count of 12
  5. Repeat three times each arm

 


Starting Position

Holding Position

     


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