Romberg Test for Imbalance: What It Is and Why It's Performed

The Romberg test is an appropriate tool to diagnose sensory ataxia, a gait disturbance caused by abnormal proprioception involving information about the location of the joints. It is also proven to b…

Scarf Test (Cross Arm Adduction Test) for AC Joint

The scarf test, also known as the cross-body adduction test, is used to assess the integrity of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. Purpose The scarf test, also known as the cross-body adduction test, …

Femoral Nerve Tension Test: Clinical Physiotherapy

The Femoral Nerve Tension Test, also known as the Femoral Nerve Stretch Test (FNST) is a test used to screen for sensitivity to stretch soft tissue at the dorsal aspect of the leg, possibly related t…

Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) Test: Clinical Physiotherapy

Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) Test used to check Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) Purpose The purpose of the Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) Test is to screen the patient for media…

Four Square Step Test (FSST): Clinical Physiotherapy

The  Four Square Step Test  ( FSST ) is used to assess dynamic stability and the ability of the subject to step over low objects forward, sideways, and backward. The subject is required to sequential…

FAIR Test: Deep Gluteal Syndrome / Piriformis Syndrome

The FAIR test is a sensitive and specific test for detection if irritation of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis. FAIR stands for flexion, adduction and internal rotation. Also known as piriformis t…

Codman's test (Drop Arm Test): Supraspinatus Tear

Codman's test is typically used in the assessment of a suspected rotator cuff tear. Purpose Codman's test is typically used in the assessment of a suspected rotator cuff tear. This test is al…