A.27. Cervical Fist Traction Self-Treatment

Mobilisation
 Sustained 10 seconds hold of cervical flexion over fulcrum of client’s own fist

Indications
Neck Pain and Stiffness
 – For clients with pain and stiffness toward the end of forward bending
 – Self fist tractions are often useful when clients respond to Reverse Headache SNAG

Notes
– Ensure NO PAIN, no discomfort
 – Client sits on a chair, position of cervical spine in neutral alignment
 – Client makes a fist and places it under chin, thumb side up
 – Client uses other hand on the back of the head to apply overpressure into flexion
 – Client holds (pain-free) over-pressure for 10 seconds, 3 repetitions