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Histological Study of the Deep Fasciae of the Limbs

Research Review: Histological Study of the Deep Fasciae of the Limbs

 

By William Chancey Sumner, PTA, MS, CES, CAFS, HMS, FRCms, c-PT

Edited by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, COMT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS

 

Original Citation: Stecco, C., Porzionato, A., Lancerotto, L., Stecco, A., Macchi, V., Day, J., De Caro, R. (2008). Histological Study of the Deep Fasciae of the Limbs. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 12, 225 - 230. ABSTRACT

Introduction:

The number of published research studies and popularity of fascia has increased exponentially in the past decade; however, there are still gaps in our understanding (1-7). New research has implicated that fascia may play a role in force transmission, proprioception and pain (1). This 2008 study by Italian researchers provides foundational information about fascial layers, vascular and neural networks, and organization. This information may aid the human movement professional in the development of fascia specific techniques and interventions.

Study Summary

Study Design
Descriptive stu

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Special Tests: Hip Joint

Special Tests: Hip Joint

by Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, COMT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS

For an introduction to Special Tests including definitions of specific terminology, what special tests measure, how we chose the tests in these lessons, and best use, check out:

  • Special Tests: Introduction

Special Tests Covered in this Lesson:

  • Intra-articular Pathology
    • FABER (Patrick's) Test
    • FADDIR Test
    • Impingement Provocation Test (Best Available)
  • Pathological Weakness
    • Trendelenberg Sign & Single Leg Stance Test
  • Red Flag
    • Sign of the Buttock

Special Notes on Hip Test Selection:

An effort was made to choose the best group of special tests for the hip, in large part by eliminating special tests with little or no clinical utility. A research study that demonstrated the utility of a test-item cluster for hip pathology could not be located. The majority of special tests for the hip are not sensitive or specific enough to have any clinical usefulness. Many special tests for the hip are simply variations of one another. For example, the FADDIR Test covered in this course is sim

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Prevalence of Gluteus Medius Weakness with Nonspecific Low Back Pain

Research Review: Prevalence of Gluteus Medius Weakness in People with Chronic Low Back Pain Compared to Healthy Controls

By Scott Hoar, DC, CSCS, CEAS, ART, SFMA, FMS

Edited by Amy Martinez DPT, PT

and Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, COMT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, ACSM H/FS

Original Citation: Cooper, N. A., Scavo, K. M., Strickland, K. J., Tipayamongkol, N., Nicholson, J. D., Bewyer, D. C., & Sluka, K. A. (2016). Prevalence of gluteus medius weakness in people with chronic low back pain compared to healthy controls. European Spine Journal, 25(4), 1258-1265. - ARTICLE

Introduction: 

Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability worldwide (1). A growing body of research is demonstrating a correlation between myofascial pain, myofascial trigger points, weakness and altered recruitment patterns of the hip abductor musculature and LBP (2-10). This 2015 study by U.S. researchers demonstrates that chronic non-specific LBP was most strongly correlated with ipsilateral gluteus medius weakness and gluteal tenderness, and also correlated with ipsilateral erector and trochantric

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