Quadratus Lumborum Special Test

Quadratus Lumborum Length Test

To do:

With the client seated, the therapist stands behind the client and landmarks both iliac crests .

The client slowly bends their torso laterally away from the tested side, then towards the tested side.

The therapist notes the range of motion on the lateral bending 

Positive sign:

Reduced range of motion or restriction when bending away from the tested side


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