functional examination tools

How to interpret a functional examination

How to interpret an orthopaedic functional examination of the extremities

It is very interesting to use some kind of standardized examination protocol when you examine soft tissue lesions of the upper or lower extremity. Using a certain clinical reasoning algorythm fascilitates the diagnostic process. in this film I would like to illustrate some of the "basics". Keep also in mind that the Cyriax clinical reasoning process in the extremities is quite different from the one used in the spine.

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