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Cervical Spine Dynamic Stability/Kinetic Control

Mark Comerford Exercises

These Mark Comerford exercises are compiled to help the therapist provide instruction to the client on therapeutic or corrective movement of the cervical spine.

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These Mark Comerford exercises are designed for the therapist who has an understanding or is familiar with dynamic stability/kinetic control or movement dysfunction concepts. The exercises are done in different positions and include control neutral (stabilisers), control direction (flexion, lateral flexion, extension, rotation), control range and stretches for upper trapezius, pectoralis minor, rhomboids, levator scapulae, anterior scalene, middle scalene, posterior scalene, sterno-cleido-mastoid, ligamentum nuchae, sub occipital extensor, posterior cervico-thoracic mobiliser, posterior cervico-thoracic mobiliser and hyoids. The concept of dynamic stability/kinetic control and the analysis and correction of movement dysfunction is an ongoing process of development based on clinical application and an increasing body of academic research.


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Body areas
Neck, Neck Extensors, Neck Flexors, Neck Lateral Flexors, Neck Rotators, Neck Stabilizers, Scapula Protractors, Scapula Retractors, Shoulder, Thoracic Spine

Assisted or with a Partner, Balance Equipment, Chair or Stool, Other Equipment, Pillow or Towel, Table or Bench or Bed, Wall, Without Equipment

Extension, Flexion, Lateral Flexion, Protraction, Retraction

Active and Dynamic Stretching, AROM, Control Extension, Control Flexion, Control Neutral, Control Rotation, Joint Mobilizing, Movement Control and Stability

Starting position
Lying (prone), Lying (supine), On All Fours, Sidelying, Sitting, Sitting High, Standing

Other keywords
Active Stretching, Balance pad, Chin Tuck, CKC, OKC, Passive Assisted Stretching, Passive Stretching, Pelvic tilt, Proprioception, Rotation, Shoulder Girdle, Stability, Upper back


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