What is snag therapy?

A sustained natural apophyseal glide (SNAG) is a mobilization technique commonly used in the treatment of painful movement restrictions of the cervical spine.

Why are SNAGs used?

Snags are used for nesting, shelter and feeding sites. The removal of snags can negatively impact wildlife populations that are dependent on them as essential habitat components.

How do you do snag therapy at home?

SNAG Rotation Grasp a (lengthy) rolled towel with both hands. With the hand on your unaffected side, hold the towel at the level of your chest. With the other hand, wrap the towel around the back of your neck. Actively rotate your head until you feel pain or lack of motion.

What are lumbar SNAGs?

SNAG is an acronym for “sustained natural apophyseal glide” with the technique described as involving the application of an accessory passive glide to the lumbar vertebrae while the patient simultaneously performs an active movement [13–15].

Can cervical spine problems cause migraines?

WHAT MAY CAUSE CERVICOGENIC HEADACHES? Any type of neck condition can result in these types of headaches, including; degenerative cervical spine disease (arthritis), a disc prolapse in the neck, or a whiplash injury.

What are sustained natural Apophyseal GlideS?

Sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGS), is a form of manual therapy, involved a combination of a sustained facet glide with active motion, followed by overpressure.

What is Mulligan snag?

Initially Mulligan developed techniques to treat spinal dysfunction which resulted in loss of range of motion and/or pain. These techniques are referred to as NAGS and SNAGS which are acronyms for Natural Apophyseal GlideS and Sustained Natural Apophyseal GlideS.

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