Saturday, 4 December 2010

Slump Test

1) Patient sits with thighs fully supported on plinth / hands clased behind their back

2) Patient is instructed to slump shoulders towards groin

3) Physio applies gentle over pressure to this trunk flexion

4) Patient adds cervical flexion / maintained by therapist

5) Patient performs unilateral knee extension / active dorsiflexion

6) Patient is instructed to extend neck. If cervical extension causes a decrease in symptoms this is a +ve finding indicating ABNORMAL NEURODYNAMICS

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