Shoulder Testing Techniques - Supraspinatus
There are a number of manual testing techniques that can be used to indicate problems with the rotator cuff muscles. Here we deal specifically with a well used test for supraspinatus.
The examiner stands alongside the patient on the affected side. The examiner will position the arm into 30 ̊ of abduction, and then while supporting the patient around their waist on the opposite side, ask the patient to resist the attempt to push the arm into adduction.
Note: All tests performed should compare both shoulders either to detect bilateral pathology or to establish a control for comparison with the affected shoulder.
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