Ankle – Brachial Index (ABI)

Ankle – Brachial Index (ABI)

  The ankle-brachial index (ABI) test is a quick, noninvasive way to check for peripheral artery disease (PAD).  Research indicates that PAD affects about 10% of people over age 55 (Mayo Clinic, 2020). ABI test may be recommended prior to surgery or in the presence of...
Testing Cervical Spine Stability

Testing Cervical Spine Stability

  Testing Cervical Spine Stability In a previous post, “When are C-Spine Radiographs Needed?” we discussed the importance of fracture screening for the cervical spine.  This is an essential step prior to performing any cervical spine clinical tests.  Then, assessing...
Provocation Tests

Provocation Tests

    Provocation Tests On occur, we are faced with individuals who present with a signs or symptoms that are inconsistent.  It may be hard to determine if they are experiencing severe pain, non-organic signs, or are if there is magnification of the condition.  The...
Assessing ITB Tension

Assessing ITB Tension

Assessing ITB Tension The iliotibial band (ITB) originates from the anterolateral aspect of the iliac crest, down the lateral thigh, and the band of dense fibrous connective tissue inserts at the lateral condyle of the tibia known as Gerdy’s tubercle.  Thus, it...