How to go through common lower body assessments
Movement Debrief Episode 114 is in the books. Below is a copy of the video for your viewing pleasure, and audio if you can’t stand looking at me.
Here is the setlist:
- What is hip flexion measuring?
- How can a wide and narrow infrasternal angle (ISA) be limited in hip flexion?
- What is the straight leg raise actually measuring?
- What mechanics go into a straight leg raise?
- Is there a way to self-measure the infrapubic angle (IPA)?
- What are the pro’s and con’s of active vs passive testing?
- How about comparing the obers test to the Gillet/reverse gillet?
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If you are just getting into practicing this stuff, try to teach someone to stack with this exercise.
Here is the debrief on the ober’s test
Hip Flexion Limitations
The Straight Leg Raise
Self-Assessing the Infrapubic Angle
Should I use movement-based tests or passive test?
Hip Extension in gait
If hip extension and internal rotation are paired, and someone. If someone lacked internal rotation but was exhaled bias, where would you start with exercises?
- Regardless of infrasternal angle presentation, hip flexion limitations occur if there is a loss of sacral counternutation
- The straight leg raise assesses inhalation mechanics from approximately 0-45 degrees, then 45-90 degrees has more exhalation bias
- Self-assessment of the infrapubic angle has no supportive data and cannot accurately be performed. A better alternative is to find self-tests that look at your ability to exhibit inhalation and exhalation mechanics
- Passive tests are more accurate, but have less transfer to complex tasks
- Active tests might transfer better to complex tasks, but are less accurate. Perform many to gather enough data points to make movement judgments
- When choosing exercises, first teach “the stack,” next, drive inhalation mechanics, and finish with exhalation mechanics