I’ve had 4 neurologist examinations now, and each time with a different neuro. I’ve notived they all do a different variation of tests within the examination. One examination I think is fairly interesting is for clonus. The last neurologist didn’t tell me to relax and I was sitting with my legs over the side of the couch, so he was tapping my knees to see a reaction in my legs but it was varied - well it would be if sometimes my legs were not relaxed. All the neurologists i’ve seen have assumed I have been completely relaxed when these tests are being done, but they haven’t actually told me to relax at any point during my appointment.
I’ve been watching a few medical school neurologist examination vidoes on Youtube (Manchester Uni and Leicester Uni). The neurologist in the video states the patient much be completely relaxed and not focusing on the clonus examination. Its been good for me to watch these to understand it all a bit more. Sometimes I’ve had an examination before and the neurologist hasn’t said anything about if my examination was normal or not. Its only until I get a letter a few weeks later from them I find out.