Atlas

  • Right Latency, and resulting
  • Counter-clockwise Rotation

Can be the result of:

  • Ascending Postural Distortional Pattern (e.g., PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity or Rothbarts Foot
  • Descending Postural Distortional Pattern ( e.g., Maxilla Yaw)


Distortional Pattern:

Head rotation to the left is increased.  Head rotation to the right is decreased.

  • The Oblique Capitis Superior becomes elongated and inflammed at the lateral half of the inferior nucheal line of the occipital bone
  • The Oblique Capitis Inferior becomes contracted and tight
  • The Rectus Capitus Posterior Minor becomes elongated and inflammed at the medial half of the inferior nucheal line of the occipital bone.


Clinical Symptoms:

  • Crepitation during head extension and/or head rotation
  • Protuberance and tenderness of the transverse spinal process (left side of neck)
  • Mild to severe tenderness along the nucheal line
  • Headaches which can be severe and debilitating
  • Tension and irritation in the jaws emulating temporal mandibular joint dyfunction

Atlas Latency  - Frontal Plane Distortion

Transverse Plane Rotational Distortion