A neurodynamic assessment evaluates the length and mobility of various components of the nervous system. They are performed by the therapist placing progressively more tension on the component of the nervous system that is being tested and are divided into upper and lower limb tests.
The Upper Limb Tension Tests (ULTTs) are also known as Brachial Plexus Tension or Elvey Test. These tests are designed to put stress on neurological structures of upper limb. These tests were first described by Elvey and hence also known as Elvey test but most commonly called ULTT. The shoulder,elbow, forearm,wrist and fingers are kept in specific position to put stress on particular nerve (nerve bias) and further modification in position of each joint is done as “sensitizer”. The ULTT’s are equivalent to the straight leg raise designed for the lumbar spine.