Product Demo for Board Review for the NBCOT® OTR® Exam
You are working with a 37-year-old client who was involved in a work accident affecting his spine and brachial plexus. You would like to test for the dermatome to C7. What would be the most appropriate assessment location?
Musculoskeletal Conditions & Approaches
A dermatome refers to the area of skin that is supplied by a specific spinal nerve root from the spinal cord. Pinprick testing or light touch testing is completed on the area of skin that is innervated by a specific spinal nerve root.
Testing for dermatomes in the upper extremities is as follows: