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On Assessing Neutrality at Home…

My patient is unsure if she is achieving neutrality at home.  Do you have any tips she can use as a self test other than how she feels?

Home ‘neutrality’ can be tested by lying on her back and placing one hand and arm over the edge of the bed and then the other. If the left range of horizontal abduction is not limited and reflects values of the right then I would consider her neutral. Active neck rotation to the left should feel as easy when going to the right, if neutral.