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Isometric Pinch Test

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Other Names

Isometric Pinch Test
Demonstration of the Isometric Scapular Pinch Test
  • Isometric Pinch Test
  • Isometric Scapular Pinch Test
  • Scapular Pinch Test

Purpose


Description

  • Patient retracts both scapulae “pinching” them together
  • May also “pinch” examiner’s index finger between them
  • Positive test
    • Weakness or asymmetry

Modification

  • Burning pain while holding that position for only 15 - 20 seconds
    • Indicates deconditioned scapular musculature

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

Created by:
John Kiel on 12 April 2022 16:57:16
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Last edited:
10 September 2023 23:30:27
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