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physicaltherapy: 05 Feb : 06:54 pm

Is there anyone who has gone through CWT6 or type 1 evaluation with FCCPT?
If so, kindly let me know from where can the following deficiencies be fulfilled?
1. History
2. Systems Review
3. Findings that warrant referral
4. Supervision of support staff
5. Documentation

nani: 28 Sep : 04:31 am

plz pleasec tell me where to do phd in india

Nikhilphysio: 02 Jun : 03:55 am

I am working as physiotherapist in Shalby hospital ahmedabad for 4 years. I have passed out from Rajiv gandhi university of health and sciences Bangalore. I want to apply for Newzealand physiotherapy board registration so anyone there from India who got registered as physiotherapist in new zealand please help me.

Arun: 10 May : 12:36 am

Hi Priyank, welcome. Feel free to go through these forum threads returned by search [link]

Priyank: 09 May : 10:28 pm

Hi..need advice. What are the options in Australia after MPT?


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SPECIAL PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT TESTS (part 2 - Shoulder)

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Thu Mar 10 2011, 07:47am
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PAINFUL ARC TEST:

Patient position : Sitting or standing
PT position : Behind the patient
Test : Examiner places thumb over inferior angle of scapula of the side of shoulder to be assessed and patient is asked to abduct the shoulder completely actively
Sign/Interpretation : Smooth abduction until around 90 degree when pain presents and arm falters momentarily and then shoulder is abducted smoothly further upwards.

Sat Mar 12 2011, 09:18pm
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DUGAS TEST:

Patient position : Sitting
PT position : At the side of the shoulder to be assessed
Test : Patient instructed to touch the opposit shoulder and then lower the elbow on to the chest
Sign/Interpretation : Patient unable to lower the elbow due to pain at the shoulder suggesting impingement.

Sun Mar 13 2011, 04:46pm
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SUBACROMIAL BURSITIS TEST:

Patient position : Sitting
PT position : Behind the patient
Test : Using the index and middle fingers of one hand, the examiner applies pressure just below the acromion process
SIgn/Interpretation : Localised pain and or tenderness being elicited

Mon Mar 14 2011, 03:55pm
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DAWBARN TEST:

Patient position : Sitting
PT position : Standing behind the patient
Test : Applies pressure just below the acromion process using index and middle fingers. If pain/tenderness is observed, the patients arm is abducted passively past 90 degree while keeping the pressure below the acromion process the same.
Sign/Interpretation : Pain/tenderness reduced as shoulder moves into passive abduction of about 90 degree indicating subacromial bursitis.

Tue Mar 15 2011, 07:09am
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TRANSVERSE HUMERAL LIGAMENT TEST:

Patient position : Sitting
PT position : Standing behind the patient
Test : Examiner places one hand along the bicipital groove and holds patient's distal forearm with the other hand and abducts the shoulder, externally rotates it and then internally rotates it
Sign/Interpretation : Snapping of tendon in and out of the groove indicating ruptured transverse humerla ligament.

Fri Mar 18 2011, 04:43am
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BICIPITAL TENDONITIS TEST:

Patient position : Supine lying
PT position : At the side of the shoulder to be assessed
Test : The shoulder to be assessed is abducted to 90 degree and held in neutral position; The examiner stabilises the scapula with one hand and uses the other hand to flex the elbow to 90 degree, internally rotates shoulder to 15 degree and then externally rotates it.
Sign/Interpretation : Pain in the bicipital groove indicates inflammed long head of biceps.

Sat Mar 19 2011, 05:20pm
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YERGASON TEST:

Patient position : Sitting or standing
PT position : At the side of the shoulder to be assessed
Test : Patient asked to actively keep elbow flexed at 90 degree and forearm pronated; examiner holds the elbow with one hand and the wrist with the other hand and supinates the forearm while patient resists the movement.
Sign/Interpretation : Pain elicitation or poping out of the bicipital tendon out of the bicipital groove indicating inflammation and, or instability of the long head of biceps tendon.

Sun Mar 20 2011, 10:51am
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LIPPMAN TEST:

Patient position : Sitting or supine
PT position : At the side of the shoulder to be assessed
Test : Examiner holds the forearm of the patient and flexes the elbow to 90 degree, uses the index finger and thumb of the other hand to palpate the tendon of long head of Biceps 3 inchs distal to the shoulder joint and then displaces the tendon from side to side.
Sign/Interpretation : A sharp pain on tendon displacement indicating bicipital tendonitis.

Tue Mar 22 2011, 09:22am
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SPEED TEST:

Patient position : Sitting or standing
PT position: To the side of the shoulder to be assessed
Test: Patient's shoulder is forward flexed to 90 degree, with  elbow extended and forearm supinated by the examiner grasping the distal forearm. Patient is then asked to carry on the movement further while exminer resists the movement at the distal forearm.
Sign/Interpretation: Pain in the bicipital groove indicates bicipital tendonitis.

Wed Mar 23 2011, 04:58pm
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GILCREST TEST:

Patient position : Sitting or standing
PT position : Behind the patient near to the shoulder ot be assessed
Test : Patient is asked to lift a 2kg weight to about 110-120 degree with elbow extended and then to externally rotate the arm fully; the examiner palpates the long head of biceps and instructs th e patient to lower the arm to the side in the coronal plane.
Sign/Interpretation : Audible snap, increased discomfort, pain as arm reaches form 110 to 90 degree indicates bicipital tendonitis.

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