This collection of videos demonstrate the basic cradle and chin holds as applied to the C1/C2 joint, focusing to the ipsi-lateral facet in relation to the applicator. This is a true rotation technique and once again the rotation is kept to a minimum by the use of the minimal lever mid range style. The viewer should listen and watch closely to get the exact explanation of the grip and contact points. Much practice and repetition is required to master these 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