cranial nerve assessmentI. Olfactory = Smell (Vanilla, Cinnamon)

II. Optic = Visual Acuity & Visual field (Ocular Pursuit / Peripheral Vision)

III. Occulomotor = Accommodation (Pupillary light reflex)

IV. Trochlear = Eye Movement (Superior Oblique Muscle)

V. Trigeminal = Sensory to face -Motor to Muscles of Mastication P.E.R.L.A. (Pupils, Equal, Reactive to Light & Accommodation)

VI. Abducens = Lateral eye Movements (Lateral Rectus Muscle)

VII. Facial = Facial Muscles (Whistle / Pucker, Wrinkle Forehead, Close Eyes) -Taste at the tip of tongue

VIII. Vesibulo-cochlear = Auditory Acuity (Tuning fork, Pill Rolling) -Balance (Rhomberg Test)

IX. Glossopharyngeal = Taste on back of tongue – Phonation -Articulation of words, Swallowing (Say Ah)

X. Vagus = Gag reflex (Use a tongue depressor (TD)

XI. Spinal Accessory = Trapezius & Steroncleidomastoid (SCM) Shrug Shoulders

XII. Hypoglossal = Muscles of tongue (Resistance with TD) Tongue Protrusion

About Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue Physical Therapy and Wellness was created at the onset of the new millennium in order to bridge the gap between strength and conditioning and rehabilitation. We have 2 clinics in New York (Grand Central & The Hamptons) and provide care to everyone at a level that Olympic athletes receive. The services we offer are physical therapyacupuncture, yoga, massage and more.

If you’re looking to build yourself up as an athlete, why not take personal training from us? Where better to train than a place that has built up professional athletes to the highest degree.

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If you’re in pain and need help or looking for a service we can provide for you and you’re in New York, then please contact us on 212-529-5700. Or you can fill in your details on our contact page and we will get back to you.