1/23/07

Assessing Force Reduction

Initially I use a lunge test. Look at the difference in distance right to left, look at ability to smoothly return to stating position without deviations. You can also look at Lateral lunge for frontal plane and then rotational lunge for transverse plane. I also use a hop and stick test. Hop for distance and stick the landing and hold for five seconds, repeat with the other leg. They should be able to absorb ankle/knee/hip.

4 Comments:

At 1/23/07, 11:59 AM, Blogger Joe P. said...

Don't forget checking for the "corkscrew" effect of the involved leg. It is a reliable indicator of force reduction issues, in the lower extremity as well as the upper.

 
At 1/23/07, 3:15 PM, Blogger jbeyle said...

Could you elaborate on that Joe, please? thanks.

 
At 1/23/07, 4:03 PM, Blogger Joe P. said...

Corkscrew refers to femoral adduction & internal rotation, tibial abduction & internal rotation. With regards to the upper extremity, same side weak rhomboids, lats, contralateral spinal rotatoris.

 
At 1/23/07, 9:18 PM, Blogger jbeyle said...

Thanks very much, Joe. That is a great way to describe the action.

 

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