Chapter 9

LUMBO-PELVIC: PATRICK’S (FABER’S) TEST


The patient is lying supine with the left hip flexed, abducted and externally rotated. The patient’s left lateral malleolus rests on his right knee. The therapist stands at the patient’s left side. He places his right hand on the patient’s right ASIS (for stabilization). With his left hand on the patient’s left knee, the therapist applies a force directed downward toward the table. The therapist applies an equal counterforce with his right hand on the patient’s ASIS.


INTERPRETATION OF FINDINGS:

Pain in the groin or anterior thigh is more indicative of hip dysfunction.

Pain in the area of the posterior sacroiliac joint is more indicative of sacroiliac dysfunction.

* This test is repeated on the patient’s right leg.

Patrick's (Faber's) Test Image 1

 

Patrick's (Faber's) Test Image 2

 

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