Posts Tagged: cervical artery

Cervical Arterial Dysfunction – update your skills

Cervical arterial dysfunction (CAD) is the most serious risk associated with osteopathy and any other manual therapy.  There has been much debate over the years about how practitioners should screen for risks – presenting symptoms and provocative testing.  The IJOM contains an excellent article presenting the latest evidence-based assessment knowledge for cervical arterial dysfunction. Practitioners must be aware that it’s not just cervical manipulation that should be considered a risk but all cervical movement can be provocative. This article is a summary of information from the IJOM article.  Please read Continue Reading »