Median Nerve Neurodynamics Part 2- Home Exercises

Hello

Following up on my blog post last week (which you could find Here), in this blog post I put forth some Median nerve Neurodynamics home exercises. The general principle remains the same for me. Start slow, try to keep the exercises pain free/threat free if possible or at least to a minimum with head bend to the same side slowing progressing to head neutral and eventually away from the side that is being stretched. I start with sliders and then progress to tensioners.

If any of the exercises increase pain levels, I instruct my patients to either go gentler and if that does not help, I ask them to stop.

Enough said, here are some videos-

1. Unilateral exercises with nerve mobilization @ the wrist level-

2. Unilateral exercises with nerve mobilization @ the shoulder and the fingers-

3. Unilateral exercises with nerve mobilization @ the elbow with head neutral and slowly progressing to sliders.

(Starting position is shoulder abduction not flexion as mentioned in the video, sorry for the error but you knew that).

4. Unilateral exercises with nerve mobilization @ the elbow level with sliders and tensioners –

 

 

5. Bilateral exercises like the prayer stretch, butler’s busy bee-

 

 

I would love to know some of your favorite exercises, tweaks and variations. That’s all I got for this post. Keep fighting the good fight. Until next time.

Pursue excellence.

Abhijit Minhas

(BPT, MS, CMP, FMT)

One thought on “Median Nerve Neurodynamics Part 2- Home Exercises”

  1. hi which exercises of the above can be safely prescribed for carpal tunnel syndrome patients as the same is caused by median nerve compression?

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