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-
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2. Unilateral exercises with nerve mobilization @ the shoulder and the fingers-
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3. Unilateral exercises with nerve mobilization @ the elbow with head neutral and slowly progressing to sliders.
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(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 –
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5. Bilateral exercises like the prayer stretch, butler’s busy bee-
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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.
(BPT, MS, CMP, FMT)