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Spurling Test

Test for: Nerve root compression

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Wallenberg's Test

Test for: vertebral artery insufficiency

3

Cervical Spine tests

Spurling and Wallenberg's

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Tests

Adson's test
Wright's test (aka arm hyperextension test)
Costoclavicular syndrome test (aka military posture test)

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Adson's Test

Test for: neurovascular compromise due to thight scalene muscles

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Wright's test

Test for: neurovascular bundle compromised as it passes under pec minor at the coracoid process

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Costoclavicular Syndrome test

Test for: neurovascular bundle compromised between the clavicle and the first rip

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Apley's test

Test for: range of motion of the shoulder

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Drop Arm Test

Test for: tears in the rotator cuff

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Speed's test

Test for: biceps tendon in the bicipital groove

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Yergason's test

Test for: stability of the biceps tendon in the bicipital groove

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Shoulder tests

Adson's test
Wright's test (aka arm hyperextension test)
Costoclavicular syndrome test (aka military posture test)
Apley's test
Drop Arm Test
Speed's test
Yergason's test

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Wrist Tests

Allen's Test
Finkelstein Test
Phalen's test
Reverse Phalen's test (prayer's test)
Tinel's Test

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Allen's Test

Test for: adequacy of blood supply to the hand by the radial and ulnar arteries

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Finkelstein Test

Test for: tenosynovitis in the abductor pollivis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons at the wrist (DeQuevarain's disease)

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Reverse Phalen's test (prayer's test)

Test for: diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome

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Phalen's test

Test for: diagnosis of carpal tunner syndrome

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Tinel's Test

Test for: carpal tunnel syndrome may also be used also in the diagnosis of other neuropathies, such as ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow; peroneal compression at the fibular head and posterior tibial nerve entrapment at the ankle

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Lumbar Spine

Hip-drop Test
Straight leg Raising test (Lasegue's Test)

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Hip-drop Test

Test for: evaluate sidebending (lateral flexion) ability of the lumbar spine and thoracolumbar junction.

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Straight leg Raising test (Lasegue's Test)

Test for: evaluation of sciatic nerve compression

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Sacrum and innominates

Seated Flexion test
Standing flexion test
ASIS compression test
Pelvic side Shift test
Trendelenberg's Test
Lumbosacral spring test
Backward bending test (Sphinx test)

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Seated Flexion test

Test for: sacroiliac moton, evaluates somatic dysfunction in the pelvis, most commonly the sacrum.

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Standing flexion test

Test for: iliosacral motion, assesses somatic dysfunction in the leg or pelvis, most commonly the innonminate

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ASIS compression test

Test for: determination of SacroIliac dysfunction. (sacrum, iliac or pubic bones)

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Pelvic side Shift test

Test for: determine if the sacrum is in the midline.

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Trendelenberg's Test

Test for: gluteus medius muscle strength.

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Lumbosacral spring test

Test for: assesses wether or not the sacral base is tilted posterior

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Backward bending test (Sphinx test)

Test for: determines if the sacral base has moved posterior or anterior.

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Hips Test

Ober's Test
Patrick's Test (FABERE Test)
Thomas Test

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Ober's Test

Test for: detection of a tight fascia lata and iliotibial band.

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Patrick's Test (FABERE test)

Test for: assessing pathology of the sacroiliac and hip joint, especially osteoarthritis of the hip.

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Thomas test

Test for: possibility of a flexion contracture of the hip, usually of iliopsoas origin.

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Knee

Anterior And posterior Draw Tests
Bounce Home Test
Apley's Compression and distraction tests
Lachman's Test
McMurray's Test
Patellar Grind Test
Valgus and Varus Stress Test

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Anterior And posterior Draw Tests

Test for: assessing the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments

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Bounce Home Test

Test for: evaluating problems of full knee extension, usually due to meniscal tears or joint effusions

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Apley's Compression and distraction tests

Test for: evaluation of the meniscus and legamentous structures of the knee

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Lachman's Test

Test for: assesing the stability of the ACL and is somewhat more accurate than the draw test.

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McMurray's Test

Test for:detecting tears in the posterios aspect of the menisci.

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Patellar Grind Test

Test for: assessing the posterior articular surfaces of the patella and the possibility of chondromalacia patellae, commonly seen with with patello-femoral syndrome

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Valgus and Varus Stress Test

Test for: assessing the stabilit of the collateral ligaments

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Anterior Draw Test of The Ankle

Test for: assess the medial and lateral ligaments of the ankle, mainly the Anterior Talo Fibular, but also the superficial and deep deltoid ligaments.


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