Neurodynamic

neurodynamic assessment evaluates the length and mobility of various components of the nervous system. They are performed by the therapist placing progressively more tension on the component of the nervous system that is being tested and are divided into upper and lower limb tests.


neurodynamic assessment evaluates the length and mobility of various components of the nervous system. The neurodynamic therapy is performed by the therapist placing progressively more tension on the component of the nervous system that is being tested. And it’s divided into upper and lower limb tests.

The Upper Limb Tension Tests (ULTTs) is also known as Brachial Plexus Tension or Elvey Test. These tests are designed to put stress on the neurological structures of the upper limb. The tests were first described by Elvey and hence are also known as the Elvey test but most commonly called ULTT. The shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, and fingers are kept in a specific position to put stress on a particular nerve (nerve bias) and further modification in the position of each joint is done as “sensitizer”. The ULTTs are equivalent to the straight leg raise designed for the lumbar spine.