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...

sacroiliac pain

Case study A patient presented with generalised pain around the sacrum and pelvis. There was a lack of hip extension and knee flexion in prone with any activation of the hip muscles precipitating sacral and pelvic pain.  Hip extension exercises were not painful...

gluteal inhibition

Gluteal inhibition/amnesia Was proposed by Janda and describes how the gluteus muscles become inhibited whilst secondary movers such as the piriformis, Quadratus lumborum and biceps femoris, to stabilise the sacrotuberous ligament, become prime movers as a...

Neck pain

The common wry neck afflicts us at one time or another. Solutions: Mckenzie exercises for the neck are proven to be effective as well as exercise(2). Use a pillow in bed that does not allow too much extension in the neck       References:...