• Reference Values for Range of Motion and Muscle Function of the Neck in Infants

    6 days ago - By Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Purpose:
    To determine reference values for cervical range of motion in rotation and lateral flexion and for muscle function in the lateral neck flexors in a sample of infants who were healthy.
    Method:
    ROM was measured, and muscle function was estimated in 38 infants at the ages of 2, 4, 6, and 10 months.
    Results:
    For rotation the mean ROM was 110° and for lateral flexion it was 70°. Infants of 2 months of age had a median muscle function score of 1. Muscle function increased to score 3 to 4 by 10 months.
    Conclusion:
    Infants below 1 year of age have good ROM in rotation and lateral flexion...
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