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6 Written questions

6 Multiple choice questions

  1. Positive: Pain in the lumbar region or radiculopathy

    Indicates: Sciatic erve root compression. Helps to rule out tight hamstrings.
  2. Positive: Radiating pain and/or posterior thigh pain

    Indicates: Sciatic radiculopathy or tight hamstrings. Positive between 35-70 degrees = possible discogenic sciatic radiculopathy (Cipriano).
  3. Positive: Radiating pain in posterior thigh.

    Indicates: Sciatic Radiculopathy
  4. Positive: Inability to perform test and/or low back pain

    Indicates: Weak abdominal muscles or space occupying lesion

    *YOU RAISE LEGS 2-3 inches)
    Instruct the to hold for 30 SECONDS
    SPOT THEM
  5. Positive: Radiating pain down the leg causing flexion of the patient's knee or knees

    Indicates: Gluteal, lumbosacral or sacroiliac pathologies.
  6. Paraspinal Muscles (Superficial Layer)
    Spinalis
    Longissimus
    Iliocostalis
    Sciatic Nerve
    Gluteus Maximus
    Gluteus Medius
    Hamstrings
    Biceps Femoris
    Semitendinosus
    Semimembranosus
    Anterior Abdominal Muscles

6 True/False questions

  1. Anterior Innominate Test (Mazion Pelvic Maneuver/Advancement Sign)Positive: Pain accompanied by flexion of the knee on the affected side and body rotation away from the affected side.

    Indicates: Positive with a variety of low back pathologies. Hamstring tension on pelvis may trigger the response.

          

  2. Lumbar Spine ROMFlexion: 25
    Extension: 30
    Left Lateral Bending: 25
    Right Lateral Bending: 25
    Left Rotation: 30
    Right Rotation: 30

          

  3. Buckling Sign (Cipriano)Positive: Pain in the lumbar region or radiculopathy

    Indicates: Sciatic erve root compression. Helps to rule out tight hamstrings.

          

  4. Ely's Heel to Buttock Test (Ely's Sign)Positive: Pain accompanied by flexion of the knee on the affected side and body rotation away from the affected side.

    Indicates: Positive with a variety of low back pathologies. Hamstring tension on pelvis may trigger the response.

          

  5. Bechterew's TestPositive: Reproduction of radicular pain or inability to perform correctly due to Tripod Sign.

    Indicates: Sciatic Radiculopathy

    *KEEP HANDS IN LAP

          

  6. Hoover's SignPositive: Radiating pain in posterior thigh.

    Indicates: Sciatic Radiculopathy

          

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