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Use of Post-isometric Relaxation in the Chiropractic Management of a 55-year-old Man with Cervical Radiculopathy

Chiro.Org Blog: Presented here was a patient with acute C7 radiculopathy that, despite MRI findings of a C6–7 disc protrusion with right-sided lateral canal stenosis, resolved following a course of chiropractic treatment that included SMT and cervical paraspinal PIR. The patient’s radiculopathy symptoms did not return in 3 years of follow-up. […]

Passive Range of Motion Testing and Post-isometric Relaxation of the Shoulder

Chiro.Org Blog: Passive range of motion (ROM) testing of the shoulder is accomplished with the patient supine, and the shoulder joint slightly off the table. The humerus should be abducted to 90° away from the body, so that full internal and external rotation of the humerus can be explored. From the neutral position (with the forearm pointing at the ceiling) normal ROM findings would involve a full 90° of external and internal rotation. […]

Stabilizing The Pelvis, Using the Modified Kemps and Straight Leg Raise Tests And Post-isometric Relaxation (PIR)

Chiro.Org Blog: Dr. Leonard Faye reminds us in Chapter 6 of Schafer’s text “Motion Palpation” that: “In all low-back pain cases, it is essential to test for hamstring, quadriceps, and psoas length.” […]