### Internal & External Rotation – LE Tests 2

The key terms in these LE Test 2 include, Internal and External Rotation.

In what position is the pt for hip internal/external rotation ROM?

Seated with hip and knees at 90 over the edge of the surface (use towel roll if needed)

The alternate testing position for hip internal/external rotation ROM is ___

Prone (can ONLY be used if RF is normal length)

In what position is the pt for hip abduction/adduction ROM?

Supine

If the thigh does not reach the table in a KB Thomas test, it is ___

Positive

What does the Thomas test evaluate?

The length of the hip flexors

In what position is the pt for a Thomas test?

Supine towards edge of surface with knees pulled into chest

If the thigh reaches the table in a KB Thomas test, it is ___

What does the ober test evaluate?

The length of hip abductors (TFL, IT band)

In what position is the pt for an Ober test?

Sidelying with testing hip uppermost; lowermost LE in full hip/knee flexion

What is the order of motion for the Ober test?

flex hip/knee to 90
keeping knee flexed, move hip into ABD and then extension
lower the thigh into ADD and bring it down towards the surface

If the thigh drops slightly below or well below horizontal in an Ober test, it is ___

##### Negative (normal)

If the thigh remains at or above horizontal in an Ober test, it is ___

Positive; TFL, IT band, glutes, or joint structures may be short

In what position is the pt for DHL / PKE / PA test?

Supine with testing hip in 90 degrees of flexion and the contra lateral hip and knee in extension

The testing procedure for the DHL test is the same as the SLR test except:

ROM is taken at the knee for DHL and hip for SLR

In what position is the pt for talocrural dorsiflexion/plantar flexion ROM?

Sitting with knee flexed to 90

What are the alternate positions for testing dorsiflexion ROM?

supine NWB, knee flexed to 45
prone NWB, knee flexed to 90
standing WB

In what position is the pt for tarsal inversion/eversion ROM?

Sitting with knee flexed to 90 and lower leg over the edge of the table

In what position is the pt for hip flexion ROM?

Supine

In what position is the pt for hip extension ROM?

Prone, with knees extended throughout full range

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