Assesses for pain originating at SI joint

Performing the Test

  1. Patient lying supine
  2. Examiner passively flexes, abducts, and externaly rotates the patients hip (often putting the pt.'s ankle on their oppositve knee) & applies mild pressure at the hip
  3. Positive test: reproduction of pain


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