Method Of Exam
Author: A. Chandrasekhar, MD
Inspect Trapezius and Sternocleidomastoid muscles
Note muscle size (bulk).
Look for asymmetry, atrophy and fasciculation.
Determine muscle power by gently trying to overpower contraction of each group of muscles.
Have patient shrug shoulder against resistance and evaluate strength of
Have patient turn head to one side against resistance and evaluate strength and observe contracting