PA Evaluate – LE Tests 3

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PA Evaluate – LE Tests 3

The key terms of LE Test 3 include, PA Evaluate.


What does the DHL / PKE / PA evaluate?

Length of distal hamstrings


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


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


What is the difference in ober and modified Ober?

Modified ober holds the knee in extension (rather than flexion) to reduce strain on the medial knee and reduce influence from a tight rectus femoris


In what position is the pt for a NWB gastric muscle length test?

Supine with knee extended, foot off edge of table


In what position is the pt for knee flexion ROM?

Supine


In what position is the pt for knee extension ROM?

Supine with a towel roll under ankle — leg cannot touch the surface


What does the Ely test evaluate?

The length of the rectus femoris


In what position is the pt for an Ely test?

Prone with feet off edge of table


If the knee can be flexed to 90 or more degrees during an Ely test, it is ___

Negative and the RF is normal length


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


In what position is the pt for subtalar inversion/aversion?

Prone with foot off edge of table, hip and knee in 0 degrees extension


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 a SLR test?

Supine with knees extended


If the measurement for a SLR test is between 68-80 degrees, the test is ___

Negative (normal)


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