Ligament Pain Referral Patterns Over my 22yr career I’ve recognized a distinct, immediate and ongoing problem. My patients were complaining of pain referral patterns that didn’t seem to match up with the standard trigger points, dermatome or sclerotome patterns. For years I researched scientific journals and resources, while continually charting … [Read more...]
More Evidence on Joint Dysfunction, Proprioception and Sensation
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1988 Oct;11(5):400-8. Effects of altered afferent articular input on sensation, proprioception, muscle tone and sympathetic reflex responses. Slosberg M Abstract The influence of afferent articular and periarticular input on muscle tone, joint mobility, proprioception and pain is of considerable interest to … [Read more...]
Do You Do These 4 SI Joint Assessment Tests?
Do you do these 4 SI Joint assessment tests? the standing flexion test, the prone knee flexion test, the supine long sitting test, and palpation of posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) heights in a sitting position You may want to rethink your assessment techniques. Conclusion The intertester reliability of assessments … [Read more...]
Are You Sure You Can Determine IF an SI Joint is “Out?”
I remember being taught in school (as a student) and again remember my Co-Instructors instructing that the SI Joint could be measured for upslips, rotations, diagonal axis dysfunctions etc... Now I'm honestly uncomfortable using that terminology, communication and assessment of the structure. I am biased in thinking that we still have influence … [Read more...]