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Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes - Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Washington Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes- E- Book 1st Edition, Kindle Edition. by. Abstract. Background: Diagnoses and treatments based on movement system impairment syndromes were developed to guide physical.

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This publication Diagnosis And Treatment Of Movement Impairment Syndromes By Shirley Sahrmann offers you much better of life that could develop the high. Since , Sahrmann1, 2 and associates have been developing movement system impairment (MSI) syndromes to describe conditions that can be diagnosed. $ fee. Group rate (3 or more) must be mailed/faxed together $ Deadline for registration is two weeks prior to course. Registration will be accepted after.

Inherent in the use of these methods was a change in the role for the physical therapist. The medical diagnoses of diseases of the central nervous system did not provide guidelines for PT treatment in contrast to the diagnosis of poliomyelitis in which the underlying physiologic problem was relatively well understood. Therefore traditional methods of examination and treatment that were used in the management of the patient with musculoskeletal dysfunction were not considered acceptable.

Although the majority of referrals merely directed the therapist to "evaluate and treat. It became obvious during this period that the regulatory function of the nervous system is essential to movement.

Physical therapists sought explanations for the mechanisms that contributed to the impairment of movement. Some therapists also began using clinical methods advocated by Dr. Eventually I realized that everyone has a characteristic movement pattern. The American Physical Therapy Association adopted a philosophical statement clearly stating that movement dysfunction is the basic problem addressed by our intervention.

The loss of precise movement can begin a cycle of events that induces changes in tissues that progress from microtrauma to macrotrauma. The observed clinical outcomes of treatment interventions have been used to refine the basic principles.

For the past 20 years. Thus this text is about the movement system and its contribution to movement impairment syndromes. Most of the explanations are based on clinical observations that have been used to guide treatment. Although research is needed to validate these principles. Currently these principles are the subject of research studies that will further refine. Studies have shown that the spinal segments subjected to the most movement are the segments that show the greatest signs of degenerative changes.

The first factor is developing diagnostic categories to direct treatment. I have attempted to identify the organizing principles that best explain the characteristics of these movement patterns.

Ideal alignment facilitates optimal movement. The MSB diagnostic and treatment scheme used by the physical therapist organizes basic information into syndromes or diagnostic categories and identifies the factors that contribute to the syndromes. In mechanical systems. The second factor is understanding and managing movement and movement-related dysfunctions and articulating the associated pathophysiology.

This theory and the syndromes are presented with the expectation that others will join me in its validation and refinement. As with any other mechanical system. Because of my initial clinical interest in neurologic dysfunction. Three main factors are key to the future growth of the PT profession. Obviously the dynamic and regenerative properties of biological tissues provide more latitude than the moving segments of most mechanical systems.

This is the major premise presented in this text. In contrast to machinery. The name of the syndrome identifies the primary dysfunction. The biomechanics of the movement system are similar to the mechanics of other systems. An analogy is found in the wheel movement '.

If alignment is faulty before motion is initiated. The continued evolution of PT requires that movement remain the central focus. The third factor is meeting the demands for evidence-based practice by conducting clinical trials based on diagnostic categories that direct PT treatment and knowledge of the underlying clinical science. Since the earliest days of the profession. I Movement is the action of a physiologic system that produces motion of the whole body or of its component parts.

The examination consists of 1 observing movement based on kinesiologic principles. The concepts of anatomy. When aligned and balanced. Patients will return to their former patterns unless they understand the importance of preventing motion in their joint's DSM. These impairments in basic movement patterns must be identified. Overview Concepts and Principles The concepts and principles explain how repeated movements and sustained postures alter tissue characteristics.

The impairments of soft tissues induced by repeated movements and sustained postures eventually cause a joint to develop a susceptibility to movement in a specific anatomic direction. As discussed in this text. Corrective exercises are designed to help patients improve neuromuscular control of a specific muscle and movement. The physical therapist expects a positive result if the exercises are practiced for 30 minutes to 1 hour each day.

When the patient fails a part of the examination. The alignment of the hip. A model was developed to provide a guide to the impairments produced by movement. Routine daily movements that are repeatedly performed incorrectly result in the pain syndrome. Patients must be specifically trained to move correctly during all activi-. Examination Format A standardized examination is used to identify the DSM and the factors that contribute to the presence of a dysfunction. Therefore the basic exercises.

A standard examination is used with slightly different emphases or special tests. These expected positive results are to improve flexibility. Identification of the joint's directional susceptibility to movement DSM is the focus of the organization and naming of diagnostic categories. The classification into syndromes is an important step in outcome research.

When movements are faulty or strength and flexibility are compromised. Faulty alignment of the head. Corrective Exercises Examination provides the basis for determining corrective exercise. Future refinements are anticipated. The treatment program also includes instructing the patient in maintaining optimal postures and using correct movement patterns for daily activities.

The diagnoses described in this text will cover the shoulder. Therefore a biomechanical examination of any specific anatomic region must incorporate movements of the trunk and extremities to assess their effects on the site of interest. Because the trunk provides the support for the limbs and their muscular attachments. The practice of PT is based on exercises that include repeated movements and sustained postures designed to affect tissues positively. Categories named for the offending direction or directions of movement are described in detail.

This standard examination is described in detail and then specifically applied to the examination of the shoulders.

The susceptibility of a joint to motion increases the frequency of accessory and physiologic movements and is believed to cause tissue damage.

For optimal rotation. The kinesiologic model described in Chapter 2 incorporates the elements and components of movement and is used to describe relationships among components and the development ofimpairments in the components. For example.

The eventual result of injury to these tissues is musculoskeletal pain or a movement impairment syndrome. These syndromes are defined as localized painful conditions arising from irritation of myofascial.. Although specific pathologic abnormalities may be present. One factor is the high incidence of these syndromes in the general public. Even after the condition has progressed sufficiently to allow identification of specific tissue damage by radiologic or neurologic examinations.

The examination can also identify signs of muscle and movement impairments before the development of symptoms and thus can be used to design preventive programs. Microtrauma is often ascribed to overuse. Educating a person about his or her specific musculoskeletal impairments and how to correct these before pain develops is part of a preventive program.

Another cause of microtrauma is the development of tissue-damaging stress as a result of a deviation in the ideal arthrokinematics and the resulting movement impairment. Therefore home programs are the primary method of treatment with weekly reassessments performed by the therapist of both the effectiveness of the program and the quality of patient performance.

Management is most often based on symptomatic. Other common terms used to describe localized pain are musculoskeletal disorders. In this text the term movement impairment syndrome is used synonymously with musculoskeletal pain MSP. Numerous reports have cited the high cost of low back pain paid by society. Repeated use can occur in relatively short duration. Although the management described in this book is primarily applied to overuse syndromes. Prevalence Patients with pain originating from the musculoskeletal system constitute the largest group of individuals receiving PT.

Pain from major trauma to bones or from bone tumors or systemic diseases. This text discusses how movement associated with pain is impaired or causes additional stress to tissues that are already injured.

Excessive load can occur during a single episode of performing an activity or during repeated movements. Hadler refers to these conditions as regional musculoskeletal disorders.

Their origin and perpetuation are the result of mechanical trauma. Because the program must be performed daily and requires continual attention to body mechanics. The economic effect on society is significant when the costs associated with MPS are combined with those of low back syndromes.

In a report by Jette. Because the concepts are applicable whenever disease affects the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Repeated use can also occur in long duration. Diagnosis and Management Although costly to society and compromising to the individual. In this situation the nonspecific stress that causes tissue irritation arises primarily from fatigue that occurs when abnormal stresses are imposed on a structure over a prolonged period.

Management of many mechanically induced movement impairment syndromes has proven difficult. This approach presumes that the problem occurred because patterns of movement were impaired before joint movement became painful or restricted. Pain indicates that either mechanical deformation or an inflammatory process is affecting the nociceptors in the symptomatic structures. Identifying the symptomatic tissue.

An exercise program to strengthen the affected tissues is the next step in treatment after a resolution of symptoms.

If the scapula does not sufficiently abduct or upwardly rotate. The symptom source and restricted tissue approach focuses on treating the source ofthe symptoms.

Structures Affected Structures that are the source of symptoms are myofascial. The symptom-focused approach presumes that the painful tissue is the source of the problem.

Relating the consistency of pain behavior to specific movements is a useful guide to deciphering the mechanical and subjective factors contributing to the MPS. In the case of supraspinatus tendonitis. The third approach. A more useful explanation is that motion at the glenohumeral joint is impaired-an acquired alteration in arthrokinematics -thus creating mechanical irritation of the tendon that would not have occurred if the joint motion had been optimal.

One approach focuses on the symptoms. The likely cause is mechanical irritation or stress. Management in this approach is directed at eliminating the destructive stress by rest and providing antiinflammatory treatment to allow the affected tissue to heal. Any deficits in joint movements. Although various soft tissues can be identified as the sources of pain. Identifying the specific characteristics of the impairment in glenohumeral motion is more informative than identifying the supraspinatus tendon as the painful structure.

Restricted joint motion is considered the consequence rather than the cause of movement faults. Knowledge of the impairment provides information that can be used to limit its progression. To provide effective treatment. The subjective nature of these reports and the difficulty in relating specific tissue abnormalities to symptoms make diagnosis and treatment a difficult challenge to the practitioner. One commonly used explanation is that physical stress from repetitive motion is the cause of mechanical irritation of the tendon.

Because these conditions usually affect the quality of life rather than the quantity of life. When accessory joint mobility is within normal limits and painless after treatment. Pain around the glenohumeral joint is often a result of scapular motion impairment.

When the patient has an understanding of how to control the factors producing his symptoms. In the sitting position when the patient extends. The approach advocated in this text is diagnosis of MPS by classification according to the directions of motion or stress that are accompanied by pain. Although the pain is at the glenohumeral joint in this example.

The goal of the physician's examination is to establish a diagnosis to prescribe treatment. In naming the syndrome. The diagnosis provided by the physician is ade- quate to direct treatment.. When specific movements cause pain that compromises overall function. Neeo for C[aiJiJipcation The practice of medicine is based on classification. The MSB examination attempts to identify all the factors contributing to movement pattern impairments of the shoulder girdle.

Often implicit in the diagnosis is knowledge of the underlying pathophysiology. Nagi defines impairment as "an alteration in anatomical. The names of the diagnostic categories of the classification system are the names ofjoint motions.

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By avoiding direct treatment of symptomatic tissues. The physician's diagnosis of an MSP syndrome directs only the medical resolution of pain through pharmacologic or surgical intervention.

These factors are alignment and neuromuscular performance. This text presents impairments that are classified and organized into syndromes similar to the medical diagnosis used to classify disease-induced conditions.

Movement impairments have been used as the focus for classification of MPS. Diagnostic categories consisting of impairment syndromes are consistent with the physical therapist's education and treatment focus.

Physical therapists have devised effective treatment programs for patients. When the diagnosis is associated with a clear explanation of the mechanism of movement impairment. Addressing the movement source of pain contributes to a more complete and enduring correction than using an approach in which the pain is relieved by temporary measures e.

The lumbar flexion syndrome is characterized by pain whenever the lumbar spine is flexed. When the patient is instructed to maintain the lumbar spine in a neutral position and bend forward with hip flexion only.

The purpose of treatment in this approach is to correct factors predisposing or contributing to movement pattern impairments. The supraspinatus tendon would not be the focus of treatment by direct application of modalities unless clear signs of inflammation are present. Without diagnosis-based practice.

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Ohio State University Press. Davis KD: A comparison of hospital-based and private outpatient physical therapy practices. Limiting the range of knee extension and preventing the lumbar motion. Jette AM. Phillips WR: Low back pain: Lieber RL: Skeletal muscle. Spine 9: Careful assessment of precise movement at specific joints is an important part of the examination. American Physical Therapy Association: Philosophical statement on diagnosis in physical therapy.

Hadler N: Medical management of regional musculoskeletal diseases. Stedman's concise medical dictionary. Waverly Press. How repeated movements and sustained postures contribute to the development of musculoskeletal pain syndromes.

Components of the biomechanical element are statics and dynamics. Components of the support element include the cardiac. The role of a joint's directional susceptibility to movement in the development of a musculoskeletal pain syndrome.

The modulator element of motion is the nervous system. The elements of the model are 1 base. The components that form the base element. The components ofthe modulator element regulate movement by controlling the patterns and characteristics of muscle activation. The components of and differences among the three models of the movement system. To understand how movement induces pain syndromes.

Various anatomic and physiologic systems are components of these basic elements Figure The concept of relative flexibility. Every component of the elements is essential to movement because of the unique contributions of each. The optimal function and interaction of the elements and their components are depicted in the following kinesiologic model.

Each has a critical role in producing movement and is also affected by movement.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes

How the muscular. These systems play an indirect role because they do not produce motion of the segments but provide the substrates and metabolic support required to maintain the viability of the other systems. Movement is considered a system that is made up of several elements. In the Nagi model of disablement. The changes in these properties are discussed in detail later in this chapter.

When there is variety in the stresses and directions ofmovement of a specific joint.

Impairments are defined as any abnormality of the anatomic. The pathokinesiologic model Figure depicts the role of disease or injury as producing changes in the components of movement. McGill and associates have shown that 20 minutes in a position of sustained flexion can induce creep in the soft tissues.

Clinical Relevance of the Model Optimal function of the movement system is maintained when there is periodic movement and variety in the direction of the movement of specific joints. Therefore abnormalities of any component system or of any movement are considered impairments.

Depending on the severity of the movement impairments. This model suggests that in addition to the changes in skeletal components.

Because of the interaction of the component systems as depicted in the model. Although the primary lesion is in the nervous system. In the pathokinesiologic model. The degenerative joint changes cause alterations in movement of the joint and possibly in movements involved in functions such as ambulating or self-care activities.

The instantaneous center of rotation lCR is the point around which a rigid body rotates at a given instant of time.

Decisions that lead to the formation of the management program must be based on the potential for remediation of each of the contributing factors and ranked according to their relative importance to the functional outcome of the patient. Tribology is defined as the study of the mechanisms offriction.

The knee. Mohler CG: Basic knee biomechanics. Mikosz RP. Line drawn perpendicular from the instantaneous center to the joint surface is normally parallel to the joint surface. Physical examination formats should address all these factors and their relative importance to the patient's functional problem. In Scott WN. Human movements involve similar internal and external forces as do mechanical systems.

St Louis. The empirical basis of this model stems from observations that repetitive movements and sustained postures affect musculoskeletal and neural tissue. Therefore a different model is proposed to characterize the role of movement in producing impairments and abnormalities.

Although the adaptive and reparative properties of biological tissues permit greater leeway in maintaining their integrity than do nonbiologic materials. The degree of involvement of each of these factors and their influence on function varies from patient to patient. In the normal knee. The cumulative effect of repetitive movements is tissue damage.

These radiologic methods use Instant center pathway KjneojopatboCo Jjc Mo3eC Rationale for the Model A common belief is that movement impairments are the result of pathologic abnormalities. In many joints the PICR is not easily analyzed and radiologic methods are necessary to depict the precision of the motion Figure A useful criterion for assessing precise or balanced movement is observing the path of instantaneous center of rotation PICR during active motion Figure Modified from Rosenberg A.

All indi- viduals who participate in exercise accept the fact that repeated movements affect muscle and movement performance. PICR of the scapulothoracic joint. The joints in which the PICR is difficult to observe clinically include those of the knee and spine.

Two PICR of the glenohumeral joint. Stretching and strengthening exercises performed for shorter than 1 hour are believed to produce changes in muscular and connective tissues. Although it is rarely referred to specifically.

Thus these individuals should also accept the idea that repeated motions ojdaily activities. The inevitable result is the development of movement impairments.

Anatomic and kinesiologic factors that determine the PICR and the pattern of joint movement are 1 the shape of joint surfaces.

In accordance with this proposed theory.. Knowledge of the PICR and range of motion of the joint both guide observations and judgments about movement. Identifying the alterations or suboptimal functions of components provides a guide to prevention.

Reversal of the deleterious sequence requires the identification and correction of the movement and component impairments. If there is suboptimal function of any component of an element. If pain is present. If the impairment is not corrected and the repeated movements continue.

More important than developing a therapeutic exercise program. Evident by Neurologic or Radiologic Testing The kinesiopathologic model. Most often.

The exception is the short head of the biceps femoris muscle. Movements repeated at the extremes of frequency either high or low and movements that require the extremes of tension development either high or low can cause changes in muscle strength. When one in the group becomes dominant. Syndromes and their multiple associated impairments are discussed in the relevant chapter on diagnostic categories. In contrast. This situation can be ex-.

The attachments of the piriformis and gluteus maximus muscles onto the greater trochanter and intertrochanteric line of the femur provide control of the proximal femur during hip extension. The most sedentary occupation or lifestyle is associated with some form of repeated movement or sustained posture. In the scenario where the activity of the hamstring muscles is dominant and the gluteus maximus muscle is weak.

When the gluteus maximus and piriformis muscles are the dominant muscles producing hip extension. The following example illustrates how repeated movements can alter muscle performance and lead to movement impairments.

The lack of balance in the strength and pattern of activity among all the hip flexor and extensor muscles can contribute to movement impairments. When the hamstring muscular activity is dominant during hip extension. Even individuals who are active in sports demonstrate differences in the strength of synergistic muscles.

The gluteus maximus through the iliotibial band also attaches on the tibia distally. The normal pattern can become altered. One plausible reason hip joint motion becomes altered is that the hamstring muscles.

Therefore this muscle is producing movement of both the proximal and distal aspects of the thigh. Changes in muscle occur even when an individual lives a sedentary lifestyle. Muscles become longer or shorter as the number of sarcomeres in series increases or decreases.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes

Based on clinical examinations. Because the hamstring muscles. Everyday activities can change the strength and length of muscles that alter the relative participation of synergists and antagonists and. Each of these impairments is individually discussed in this chapter. The key to diagnosis and effective intervention is the identification of all impairments contributing to a specific movement impairment syndrome.

How do repeated movements and sustained postures cause changes in the component systems? The prevailing characteristic of the muscular system is its dramatic and rapid adaptation to the demands placed on it. Identifying the types of changes that occur in muscle and the causative factors for these changes is the key to maintaining or restoring optimal musculoskeletal health.

A frequently held assumption is that participation in daily activities or participation in sports places adequate demands on all muscles. The greater trochanter will move anteriorly when the hamstrings are the dominant muscles.

Muscle testing identifies the muscles that demonstrate performance deficits as a result of weakness. Abnormal hip extension because of anterior glide of femoral head. Carefully monitoring the precision of joint motion as indicated by the PICR is also necessary when the muscle imbalance has produced a movement impairment.

These changes in dominance are not presumed. The change in size circumference of a muscle occurs either by a decrease in sarcomeres atrophy Figure or an increase in sarcomeres hypertrophy Figure Factors affecting the contractile capacity of the muscle are the number of muscle fibers.

In addition to reduced contractile capacity of muscle. In hypertrophy the addition of sarcomeres in parallel is accompanied by the. Manual muscle testing32 is used to assess the relative strength of synergists and the identification of muscle imbalances. A Normal hip extension with constant position of femur in acetabulum. Muscle will atrophy.

The different mechanisms that contribute to these factors can be identified by performance variations during manual muscle testing and are discussed in this chapter. Muscular force is in proportion to the physiologic cross-sectional area. Muscle Nerve A lack of resistive load on muscle can cause atrophy. Cross-section of control rat soleus muscle left. Cross-section of hypertrophied rat soleus muscle rightJ.

When the elbow flexors are hypertrophied from weight training. Mind the gap. Reset osmostat In reset osmostat, there is a change in the set point as well as in the slope of the osmoregulation curve The response to changes in osmolality remains intact. Non-hypotonic hyponatraemia 5. Isotonic hyponatraemia In the majority of patients that present with hyponatraemia, the serum is hypotonic, i.

Sometimes, the serum contains additional osmoles that increase effective osmolality and reduce the serum sodium concentration by attracting water from the intracellular compartment. Examples of such osmoles include glucose hyperglycaemia due to uncontrolled diabetes mellitus , mannitol and glycine absorption of irrigation fluids during urological or gynaecological surgery 31 , 32 , However, as described earlier, in pseudohyponatraemia, serum osmolality is normal and no shifts of water occur.

Hypertonic hyponatraemia In hyperglycaemia-induced hyponatraemia, hyponatraemia is caused by dilution due to hyperosmolality. It is important to make the distinction between measured osmolality and effective osmolality As water returns to the intracellular space during treatment of hyperglycaemia, serum sodium concentration should increase, thus resulting in a constant effective osmolality. If it does not, brain oedema may ensue due to an overly rapid drop in effective osmolality Ineffective osmoles High urea concentrations in kidney disease may also increase measured osmolality.

However, urea is not an effective osmole because it readily passes across the cellular membrane. It does not change effective osmolality, does not attract water to the extracellular fluid compartment and does not cause hyponatraemia Hypotonic hyponatraemia with decreased extracellular fluid volume Depletion of circulating volume, with or without deficit of total body sodium, can markedly increase the secretion of vasopressin leading to water retention despite hypotonicity.

Although the vasopressin release in this case is inappropriate from an osmoregulatory point of view, it happens in order to preserve intravascular volume and can be considered appropriate from a circulatory point of view. Non-renal sodium loss 5. Gastrointestinal sodium loss Volume depletion can occur if the body loses sodium through its gastrointestinal tract.

In case of severe diarrhoea, the kidneys respond by preserving sodium and urine sodium concentrations are very low.

In case of vomiting, metabolic alkalosis causes renal sodium loss as sodium accompanies bicarbonate in the urine despite activation of the renin—angiotensin system. By contrast, in patients with diarrhoea, chloride accompanies ammonium excreted by the kidneys in an effort to prevent metabolic acidosis.

Transdermal sodium loss The body can lose substantial amounts of sodium transdermally due to heavy sweating. This may be caused by impaired re-absorption of sodium in the sweat duct as in cystic fibrosis or by an impaired natural barrier function due to extensive skin burns. It results in increased vulnerability to sodium depletion and volume depletion.

The amount of sodium that is lost in sweat varies markedly between healthy individuals, but to date, no link has been found between the sodium concentration in sweat and cystic fibrosis-causing mutations of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene Renal sodium loss 5.

Diuretics Urinary sodium loss can cause volume depletion and, if sufficiently severe, trigger vasopressin release. Diuretics and especially thiazides are frequently implicated as a cause of hyponatraemia. The traditional explanation is that renal sodium loss leads to volume contraction with subsequent release of vasopressin. However, this would require a substantial loss of sodium and body weight, while patients with thiazide-induced hyponatraemia often have increased body weight It might be reasonable to assume that thiazides directly induce the release of vasopressin or increase the response of the collecting duct to circulatory vasopressin.

In any case, there appears to be an individual susceptibility to these effects, as hyponatraemia only occurs in certain patients and usually reoccurs if thiazides are reintroduced Despite the potential for causing more urinary sodium loss, loop diuretics only rarely cause hyponatraemia because they reduce osmolality in the renal medulla and thus limit the kidney's ability to concentrate urine Primary adrenal insufficiency In primary adrenal insufficiency, hypoaldosteronism causes renal sodium loss, contracted extracellular fluid volume and hyponatraemia.

Although primary adrenal insufficiency usually presents in combination with other clinical symptoms and biochemical abnormalities, hyponatraemia can be its first and only sign Cerebral salt wasting Renal sodium loss has been documented in patients with intracranial disorders such as subarachnoid bleeding.

Because diagnosis may be difficult, and both inappropriate antidiuresis and secondary adrenal insufficiency are actually more common in this clinical setting, cerebral salt wasting may be over diagnosed Both sides should be compared to establish whether movement is excessive. Reproducing symptoms is also considered to be a positive test for an extension rotation syndrome. To confirm diagnosis the patient is instructed to complete the movement once again with a pillow under their stomach whilst contracting their abdominal muscles and avoiding contralateral hip flexion.

Tests for Contributing Factors Quadruped position Tests for Classification Rocking backwards: If the patient is rotated this can often become more apparent when performing backward rocking, a counterforce to the rotation when applied to the spine can alleviate symptoms. In some patients this rotation can be attributed to hip stiffness in flexion, the therapist should also be assessing hip range of movement during the test. Rocking forwards: This test often increases a patients symptoms, if previous testing has indicated that the patient has an extension rotation syndrome or if the patient has highly severe symptoms this test should not be performed, furthermore this test should not be used as an exercise.

Shoulder flexion: When this test is performed the therapist is looking for spinal rotation. If there is more than 1. If symptoms are bought on the therapist should instruct the patient to contract their abdominal muscles and may if required fix the trunk.

The therapist should remain aware of the effect of stabilisation and contraction on the patients symptoms. Tests for Contributing Factors Positional effects: Symptoms are usually minimal in this position due to the increased base of support and minimal loading. Sitting position Tests for Classification Positional effects: refer to previous information regarding normal alignment in the sitting position.

Knee extension: the patient is asked to perform knee extension in unsupported sitting, a positive test is where rotation of the lumbar spine is felt by the therapist who has a hand on the lumbar spine on the side that knee extension is being performed. Symptoms should not change unless there is a neural component, in which case the patient is instructed to halt at the point of worsening symptoms. Tests for Contributing Factors Nil Walking Gait: The patient is asked to walk whilst the therapist observes, looking for excessive extension in the lumbar spine, especially from stand to toe off and excessive rotation of the pelvis normal 8 degrees If this is evident in the patient and they report and increase in symptoms, they should be instructed to engage their abdominal muscles and place their hands just above the illiac crests to control rotational movement.

Alignment- Structural Variations and Acquired Impairments Tests for Classification Paraspinal asymmetry: Considered to be positive if there is a one inch difference between the musculature on either side of the lumbar region. Symptoms should be relieved. Thoracic kyphosis: can be associated with lumbar lordosis. Standing against a wall should again be performed, the therapist looking for the shoulders and upper back to be away from the wall.

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Hip Joint The hip joint plays a major role in the presence of low back pain. In fact Sahrmann estimates through personal experience that the hip plays a part in almost all mechanical low back pain.

It is also important to consider muscle length, strength, and stiffness at the hip. Supine position: When lying with hips and knees extended pain is considered to be a positive finding for lumbar extension rotation syndrome.

The patient must be passively moved into hip flexion, ensuring that the entire lower quadrant is relaxed to prevent stresses being exerted on the spine by the hip flexors which could stimulate pain. Symptom reduction in this passively flexed position is considered to be a positive sign of extension. Side lying: the lumbar spine can be in lateral flexion in this position.

Experiencing symptoms in side lying can be considered as a positive test. Rolling a towel and placing it underneath the patients waist can alleviate this. Prone: patients experiencing pain in this position can be considered to have an extension syndrome. To remedy this the therapist should place a pillow underneath the patients stomach to bring the spine and pelvis into a more neutral position. This should alleviate symptoms.

Sitting position: A positive test is symptoms with extension in the lumbar spine.The structural and mechanical basis of exercise-induced muscle injury. Details if other: Eur J Pain. The muscle may then be subjected to continuous tension.

The most effective intervention is to shorten the elongated muscle while simultaneously stretching the shortened muscle. Spine The effects of movement pattern modification on lower extremity kinematics and pain in women with patellofemoral pain. SI Louis.

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