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Clinical Assessment Techniques

How-To Videos of diagnostic tests, stability tests, tests of general function & specific muscle tests

Within the Clinical Assessment Techniques video library, you will find how-to videos on a variety of clinical tests. This encompasses diagnostic/pain provocation tests for various conditions of the hip and pelvis and clinical assessments of joint stability, range of motion and muscle function.

This library works perfectly either as an accompaniment or following an online course or workshop, enabling you to quickly learn or refresh your memory regarding application of clinical tests.

Muscle tests

Videos of a variety of muscle tests are showcased.

  • Strength tests using standardised and reliable hand held dynamometry techniques
  • Resisted muscle tests that guide diagnosis of soft tissue related pain around the hip and pelvis
  • Assessments of normal hip muscle patterning will also be coming soon to this category

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Diagnostic tests

Want to improve your differential diagnosis of hip, pelvic and groin pain. This video library includes demonstration of performance of pain provocation tests for:

  • joint related pain
  • soft tissue related pain
  • nerve related pain

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Joint Stability Tests

Joint instability occurs even in the deepest joint in the human body. This may be related to trauma and/or morphological, movement and muscle factors. While frank instability is less common than in the shoulder or patellofemoral joint, microinstability or focal overload is not uncommon, particularly in the context of impingement at the other aspect of the joint. Those with femoroacetabular and ischiofemoral impingement may present with co-existing subtle instabilities. In this video library, stability tests for the anterior and posterior hip joint are demonstrated.

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Range of Motion

Range of motion assessments are useful measures of impairment or indicators of morphological variations such as femoral malversion and those leading to early femoroacetabular impingement.

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Neurodynamic Tests

Neurodynamic tests assess aspects of nerve health by evaluating range of motion and reproduction of symptoms. These symptoms are usually provoked when the nerve is put on tension and can be relieved by reducing nerve tension, even by moving a site distant to the area of pain. Such tests are useful when a patient has a nerve related quality to their pain and/or paraesthesia or dysaesthesia.

Neurodynamic tests included in this library:

Sidely slump - femoral nerve and branches

Sidely slump - obturator nerve

Seated slump test with seated piriformis stretch test

The Ultimate How-To Library

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Designed for Physiotherapists, Musculoskeletal Healthcare Practitioners and Exercise Professionals involved in rehabilitation of hip, groin and pelvic pain or dysfunction.

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