Pectoralis Minor Special Tests

Pectoralis Minor Length Test

To do:

With the client supine and their arms at their sides

The therapist stands at the head of the table and obsesses should protraction

Positive sign:

The client’s affected shoulder is protracted or limited range of should retraction 

Wright’s Hyperabduction Test

To do:

With the client seated,

the therapist abducts client’s arm to 180 degrees and then slightly extends the arm.

The therapist monitors the radial pulse on the abducted arm

Positive sign:

The clients symptoms reoccur or the radial pulse diminishes


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