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Cranial Shear Test

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Other Names

  • Cranial Shear Test

Purpose


Description

  • The patient is prone, examiner at patients side
  • Examiner places palm on sacrum
  • Apply downward (anterior) & cranial (superior) force near coccyx
  • Other hand provides counter traction force inferiorly & laterally on affected leg
  • Positive test
    • Gluteal/SIJ pain due to caudal traction forces

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 10 April 2022 12:06:52
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Last edited:
10 April 2022 12:09:23
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