This Technique Peek Video features Rob Shapiro demonstrating how to perform the Median Nerve Upper Limb Tension Test (ULTT). This tension test is performed to check the peripheral nerve compression or as a part of neurodynamic assessment. The main reason for using a ULTT is to check cervical radiculopathy. This test is both diagnostic and therapeutic. Once the diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy is made the test is used to mobilize the entrapped nerve.
Robert Shapiro MA, DPT, COMT, NKT, SFMA is the Director of Clinical Excellence at Professional. He is a Maitland trained manual therapist who specializes in correcting muscle imbalances, postural alignment, and body mechanics to facilitate full recovery using muscle energy techniques, spinal mobilization/manipulation, prescriptive exercises, strain-counter-strain, myofascial release, Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT), the Hesch Method, and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT).