Straight leg raise test 5 – Crossed Straight Leg (Well-Leg) Raising Test of Fajersztajn

Purpose: To test if a modified straight leg raise test with a bias towards the movement of the dura and contralateral lumbosacral (L4,5,S1) nerve roots assist in the differential diagnosis of nerve root pathology (disc prolapse) in people with neurologic symptoms associated with radiculopathy (1, 2). Patient position: Supine lying. Examiner position: Standing beside the patient, at the side of the limb to be tested. … Continue reading Straight leg raise test 5 – Crossed Straight Leg (Well-Leg) Raising Test of Fajersztajn

Straight leg raise test 4 – Common Peroneal Nerve Bias

Purpose: To test if a modified straight leg raise test with a bias towards the peroneal nerve assist in the differential diagnosis of peroneal nerve pathology in people with neurologic symptoms associated with radiculopathy (1, 2). Patient position: Supine lying. Examiner position: Standing beside the patient, at the side of the limb to be tested. Procedure: Perform the limb/joint positioning sequence in the following order: … Continue reading Straight leg raise test 4 – Common Peroneal Nerve Bias

Straight leg raise test 3 – Sural Nerve Bias

Purpose: To test if a modified straight leg raise test with a bias towards the sural nerve assist in the differential diagnosis of sural nerve pathology in people with neurologic symptoms associated with radiculopathy (1). Patient position: Supine lying. Examiner position: Standing beside the patient, at the side of the limb to be tested. Procedure: Perform the limb/joint positioning sequence in the following order: Neutral … Continue reading Straight leg raise test 3 – Sural Nerve Bias

Straight leg raise test 2 – Tibial Nerve Bias

Purpose: To test if a modified straight leg raise test with a bias towards the tibial nerve assist in the differential diagnosis of tibial nerve pathology in people with neurologic symptoms associated with radiculopathy (1, 2). Patient position: Supine lying. Examiner position: Standing beside the patient, at the side of the limb to be tested. Procedure: Perform the limb/joint positioning sequence in the following order: … Continue reading Straight leg raise test 2 – Tibial Nerve Bias

Straight leg raise test 1 – Basic

Purpose: To test if the tension along the sciatic nerve, tibial nerve, L4,5,S1 nerve roots (1), conus medullaris (2) and the adjacent dura to the spinal cord (3) contribute to the neurologic symptoms associated with radiculopathy (4). Patient position: Supine lying. Examiner position: Standing beside the patient, at the side of the limb to be tested. Procedure: Perform the limb/joint positioning sequence in the following … Continue reading Straight leg raise test 1 – Basic