[quote author="mortac8" date="1219991196"]I think the problem comes into play mostly with high velocity rotation combined with significant cervical extension… more extension and higher velocity than people usually do themselves. This is not fact, just my impression as I have heard of chiros stroking people but never someone doing it to themselves.
Interesting. Was this ever addressed in your ART courses since many ART practitioners are chiros?[/quote]
They have a protocol called the Vertebral Artery Tension Test (VATT). This is used to make sure the artery isn’t ‘stuck’ to any of the surrounding muscles. That could result in a cervical manipulation putting all of the stress on a small portion of the artery (where it’s stuck/immobile) possibly causing damage or a tear in the artery. This is more for the chiro’s own benefit as straight ART has no chiropractic/manipulation maneuvers.
It’s funny thought as no one ever mentions the term stroke and if you ask around it’s deny,deny,deny from the chrios. Kinda like the answer you would get if you ask Marion if she was on roidz.