This collection of videos demonstrate a range of soft tissue massage techniques to the Scalp and base of the Skull to release local tension and soft tissue fibre adhering and tightening. A very specific and ever so simple traction technique to the C0/C1 is explained and demonstrated which fits together well with the soft tissue techniques, functional and cranial techniques especially as the patient is in the supine position and the therapist is sitting at the head end of the plinth. Finally direct mobilising/springing techniques at the C0/C1 into flexion and extension are shown working bilaterally and unilaterally and a very specific and easy side bending springing type of mobilising is shown to the C0/C1 and C1/C2, which are not a replacement for manipulating at these levels but are very direct, efficient and effective techniques.
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Upper Cervical Spine
Tags: atlas axis manipulation c0 c1 c1 c2 chin hold circular scalp massage cradle hold cross fibre disc effective and efficient manipulation facet joints facet locking local friction local inhibition long stretch mid range focusing minimal lever mid range manipulation mobilising to the c0 c1 modified cradle hold modified cradle hold facing patient modified cradle hold patient sitting multiple components muscle spasm non torsional occiput atlas manipulation patient sitting primary lever rotation primary lever side bending restriction safe manipulation scalp secondary levers simple traction c0 c1 sitting technique small amplitude impulse soft tissue massage specific direct side bending mobilising to the c0 c1 and c1 c2 springing to the c0 c1 sub occipital muscles upper cervical