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What it measures:

Joint position error (JPE) of the cervical spine is typically measured using a reposition-to-neutral test. In truth, “joint” position error includes input from not only joint receptors but also muscles, tendons, capsules, and skin. (Strimpakos et al, 2011)

Target Population:

This test summary contains information on use of this test in patients or clients with cervicogenic headaches (CGH). The JPE test is not intended to be a diagnostic test for CGH, but could reflect deficits in body function for people with CGH.

Stoskus JL , Scherer MR and the Vestibular EDGE task force of the Neurology section of the APTA. Available at: Accessed 8/18/16.

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