Neural Exam - 3 month positions - vertical suspension

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This infant is almost 3 months old.
  • In vertical suspension with the feet touching the mat, the baby should start to support some weight with his legs.
  • Bearing weight on the legs is the earliest postural reflex to appear and usually is present at 3 to 4 months of age.
  • The baby’s shoulder girdle is strong and there is no slipping through the examiner’s hands.


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3 Months Neural Exam Movies: normal behaviour | cranial nerves | Tone - head and trunk control | upper extremity‎ | hand movements | lower extremity Positions - supine | prone | ventral suspension | vertical suspension | Reflexes - Deep tendon reflexes | Plantar reflex‎ | Root | Moro | Galant | Grasp | Asymmetric tonic neck‎ | Neural Exam Movies | Neonatal Diagnosis
Movie Source - Paul D. Larsen  
Movies from the PediNeuroLogic Exam website are used by permission of Paul D. Larsen, M.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center and Suzanne S. Stensaas, Ph.D., University of Utah School of Medicine. Additional materials were drawn from resources provided by Alejandro Stern, Stern Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Kathleen Digre, M.D., University of Utah; and Daniel Jacobson, M.D., Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin. The movies are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 2.5 License.
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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. 2017 Embryology Neural Exam - 3 month positions - vertical suspension. Retrieved November 24, 2017, from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Neural_Exam_-_3_month_positions_-_vertical_suspension

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