There are several tests available for assessing the return to play. Six lower extremity functional tests are discussed to assess strength, symmetry, balance, and/or agility.
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“Many studies of vertebral artery blood flow changes related to cervical spine rotation have been published, but the findings are controversial and the evidence unconvincing.”
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When joint hypermobility is bilateral, one needs to explore systemic issues. Connective tissue disorders may be a contributing factor. The Beighton tests can help assess the magnitude of joint laxity.
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Evaluating the SI Joint can be challenging with very small amounts of movement and tests with variable statistical values.
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The SI joint is stabilized by a network of ligaments and muscles. The normal sacroiliac joint has been shown to have approximately 2-4 mm of movement. So yes, the SIJ does move!
Read more Challenges of SI Testing: Part 1