Nerve or Neural Mobilization is a way of thinking about the body that uses the nervous system as a frame of reference. This is often helpful whenever one is experiencing tingling, numbness and other “nervey” sensations.
The length, elasticity and irritability of the nerves and spinal cord are used to guide treatment and home care decisions. Neural tension tests are used to physically assess nerves. There are conventional tests like the leg raise that are often used to identify when a nerve is irritated.
What is unique to Nerve Mobilization are the sensitizing movements that are used to identify which branches of a nerve are affected as well as where they are most compromised.