Assessing Leg Length

Assessing Leg Length

  Assessing Leg Length Just because we can do something does not mean we should! The assessment of a leg length discrepancy is somewhat controversial.  Some see the value in the assessment while others see the margin of error in the measurement.  There are at least 3...
Assessing Abdominal Pain

Assessing Abdominal Pain

  Assessing Abdominal Pain In 2003, Sparkes, Prevost, and Hunter published an article in European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.   The article was entitled, “Derivation and identification of questions that act as predictors of abdominal pain of...
Do you have a SICK Scapula?

Do you have a SICK Scapula?

  Do you have a SICK Scapula? Normal movement of the shoulder requires coordination of the scapula and the glenohumeral joint.  This is known as the scapulohumeral rhythm.   It requires a balance between flexibility and stability, often referred to as the “throwers...
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...