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.
The slump test places tension on the spinal cord and PNS. It assesses a space occupying condition of the cervical and lumbar spine, as well as TOS.
Before treatment can be given, it is necessary to have a clear understanding of the mechanism behind the musculoskeletal pathologic condition.
This video demonstrates Apley’s compression test for the knee joint, which assesses/diagnoses meniscus pathology.