The first and most obvious sign of upper crossed syndrome (named by Vladimir Janda) is the characteristic postural dysfunction of protracted scapulae, medially (internally) rotated humeri, hyperkyphotic (overly flexed) upper thoracic spine, and a protracted (anteriorly held) head.
Successful assessment/diagnosis of sciatica depends upon successfully assessing the underlying cause of the sciatic nerve compression.
Assessment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction is done by motion palpation, in which the joint is challenged to move while the motion of the joint is assessed.
Slumped spinal posture is characterized by slumped postural dysfunction from the pelvis to the head. Assessment is made upon static postural examination.
This blog post article is part of a series of articles on assessment of the low back and pelvis. Scroll to the end of this article to see the others in this series. Nachlas and Yeoman’s Tests Nachlas’ test and …
Assessing a whiplash injury from another condition of the neck is straightforward because a whiplash by definition follows a macrotrauma of the neck,
The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) medley of tests is a series of five assessment tests to determine if the SIJ is the causative agent of the client’s pain.
Both active straight leg raise and passive straight leg raise tests are designed to tension the sciatic nerve to assess a space-occupying lesion.
Cough test and Valsalva maneuver are designed to increase intrathecal pressure, or pressure on the spinal nerves in the intervertebral foraminal spaces.
Orthopedic assessment testing works by what could be called “stress and assess”. The test adds a physical stress and we assess the client’s response.