Monday, January 28, 2013

Thight Thrust Test

Patient/Therapist Position: Patient positioned supine resting on the table. Therapist is positioned on the opposite side of the tested SI Joint.

Procedure: Therapist flexes patients hip on the involved side to 90 degrees and applies direct downward force through the femur while stabilizing sacrum. Repeat 4-5 thrusts, 3-4 sets.

Interpretation: + with local SI Joint pain on suspected side

Statistics: Sensitivity .96, Specificity .88, +LR 2.80, -LR .18


 Laslett M., et al, :Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Joint Pain: Validity of individual provocation tests and composites of tests. Manual Therapy 10 (2005) 207–218

Stuber J., Specificity, sensitivity, and predictive values of clinical tests of the sacroiliac joint: a systematic review of the literature. J Can Chiropr Assoc 2007; 51(1)

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