Lower back pain assessment

Lower back pain assessment

Symptoms: Lower back back pain which is worse in the morning and loosens up. The subject is left handed, he says that the cat pose (flexion) releases his back Palpable tests: Left foot everts and right hip higher Muscle tests: Right and left psoas weak. Special tests:...

Physiotherapy special tests

The sensitivity and specificity of special tests in physiotherapy is sometimes unreliable, this is due to differential diagnosis and the palpable skills of different therapists. My particular research focuses on the fact that we have a natural postural asymmetry which...

Right sided pain

Symptoms: pain in right side of back beginning for mid thoracic for 8 years. Some right lateral hip pain, some right lateral foot pain.   Posture assessment: The right foot everts, lowering the right hip and causing the left shoulder to depress- see normal...

Normal posture advanced

Below is a more in depth explanation of what happens to the joints and muscles as a corollary of those patterns pointed out in my post “normal posture“. ¬†I have also pointed put pathologies that should follow from these changes. FOOT The left foot everts...

Normal Posture

Below is an illustration of a typical posture presentation. Bear in mind over 90% of the clients I see have these asymmetries. If you find that your right shoulder drops or your right hip is higher/longer, feel assured that this is entirely normal. If however you...