Painful Arc Test of Shoulder for Supraspinatus Impingement

The Painful Arc Test is commonly used in orthopedic examination of the shoulder to test for impingement of the supraspinatus tendon and/or the subacromial bursa underneath the acromion. Involved Structures supraspinatus subacromial bursa acromioclavicular joint Starting Position This test is performed with the patient in sitting or standing. The patient’s arm is in neutral rotation. Test Movement In … Continue reading Painful Arc Test of Shoulder for Supraspinatus Impingement

SHOULDER COMPLEX (Part I): Sydney, NS

Instructor: Dr. Bahram Jam, PT, FCAMT tMember of the International Federation of Manipulative TherapiststCredentialed with The McKenzie Institute International   COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon course completion, the registrant will be able to identify and treat rotator cuff impingement syndromes with greater confidence and effectiveness. The registrant will also be able to apply specific clinical tests to … Continue reading SHOULDER COMPLEX (Part I): Sydney, NS

Hyper Extension-Internal Rotation (HERI) Test for shoulder instability

The Hyper extension-internal rotation Test or  HERI Test is a special orthopaedic/orthopedic test for the shoulder that attempts to test specifically for anterior glenohumeral instability due to inferior glenohumeral ligament (IGHL) and glenohumeral capsule damage.  Existing tests put the patient in positions that cause apprehension and/or pain. This test was developed to avoid that. Involved Structures inferior glenohumeral ligament (IGHL) … Continue reading Hyper Extension-Internal Rotation (HERI) Test for shoulder instability

Gerber’s Lift Off Test – Orthopedic Shoulder Examination

The Lift Off Test (also knows as Gerber’s Test) is commonly used in orthopedic examinations to test for a tear in subscapularis tendon or subscapularis tendonitis. It can also show scapular instability. Involved Structures subscapularis Starting Position This test is usually performed with the patient in standing but can also be performed with the patient … Continue reading Gerber’s Lift Off Test – Orthopedic Shoulder Examination

Crank Test – Orthopedic Shoulder Examination

The Crank Test is commonly used in orthopedic examinations to test for integrity of the glenoid labrum; it tests for a labral tear. This test is quite similar in many ways to the McMurray Test for meniscal damage in the knee. Involved Structures glenoid labrum ligaments of glenohumeral joint Starting Position This test is usually … Continue reading Crank Test – Orthopedic Shoulder Examination