Friday, 30 April 2010

ANT - Adverse Neural Tension

Also known as AND (adverse neurodynamics) and AMT (adverse mechanical tension) but all basically mean the same thing.

They all describe the process whereby neural tissue is compromised and looses its ability to fully lengthen leading it to be unable to conform to changes in limb and or trunk position.

The 3 mechanisms nerves conform to positions are:

1) Sliding across mechanical interface (bone, muscle, fascia etc)

2) Unwinding of a nerve

3) Becoming stretched and therefore increasing their internal and external tension

In a nutshell, if mechanism 1 and 2 become compromised, mechanism 3 is greatly increased!

  • ANT can be used to both diagnositcally test (assess) and treat neural problem

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