Length Tension Testing Book 1, Lower Quadrant

Length Tension Testing Book 1, Lower Quadrant provides clear and comprehensive descriptions and photos for assessing flexibility and length tension in the muscles of the lower quadrant. It includes techniques for the lumbar spine and pelvis, hip, knee, and foot and ankle.

Each technique listing includes concise, standardized descriptions of the actions and positions involved, high-quality colour photos and alternative positions to accommodate patient variability and comfort. Most of these tests can be adapted into treatment techniques. This resource will help physiotherapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, and massage therapists improve patient care, and it will be an invaluable reference for students at the college and university level.

Also available: Length Tension Testing Book 2, Upper Quadrant.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover 1
Contents 5
INTRODUCTION 8
THE LUMBAR SPINE AND PELVIS 11
Latissimus Dorsi – Technique 1 12
Latissimus Dorsi – Technique 2 13
Latissimus Dorsi – Technique 3 14
Quadratus Lumborum – Technique 1 – Longitudinal Fibers 15
Quadratus Lumborum – Technique 2 – Oblique Fibers 16
Quadratus Lumborum – Technique 3 – Longitudinal Fibers 17
Erector Spinae – Technique 1 18
Erector Spinae – Technique 2 19
Thoracodorsal Fascia Functional Length Tension Test – Technique 1 20
Thoracodorsal Fascia Functional Length Tension Test – Technique 2 21
Thoracodorsal Fascia Functional Length Tension Test – Technique 3 22
THE HIP 23
Pectineus – Technique 1 24
Pectineus – Technique 2 25
Adductor Longus and Adductor Brevis 26
Gracilis 27
Adductor Magnus (Anterior Fibers) – Technique 1 28
Adductor Magnus (Anterior Fibers) – Technique 2 29
Adductor Magnus (Posterior Fibers) – Technique 1 30
Adductor Magnus (Posterior Fibers) – Technique 2 31
Medial Rotators of the Hip – Technique 1 32
Medial Rotators of the Hip – Technique 2 33
Medial Rotators of the Hip – Technique 3 34
Medial Rotators of the Hip – Technique 4 35
Lateral Rotators of the Hip – Technique 1 36
Lateral Rotators of the Hip – Technique 2 37
Lateral Rotators of the Hip – Technique 3 38
Lateral Rotators of the Hip – Technique 4 39
Obturator Externus 40
Obturator Internus 41
Quadratus Femoris – Technique 1 42
Quadratus Femoris – Technique 2 43
Quadratus Femoris – Technique 3 44
Gluteus Maximus 45
Gluteus Medius (Anterior Fibers) and Gluteus Minimus 46
Gluteus Medius (Posterior Fibers) 47
Piriformis – Technique 1 48
Piriformis – Technique 2 49
Iliopsoas 50
Tensor Fascia Latae 51
Sartorius 53
Iliotibial Band – Technique 1 – Modified Ober’s Test 54
Iliotibial Band – Technique 2 – Modified Ober’s Test 55
THE KNEE 56
Rectus Femoris 57
Hamstrings Functional Length Tension Test – Technique 1 58
Hamstrings Functional Length Tension Test – Technique 2 59
Hamstrings, General 60
Hamstrings, Medial – Semitendinosus and Semimembranosus 61
Hamstrings, Lateral – Biceps Femoris 63
Gastrocnemius 65
Soleus – Technique 1 66
Soleus – Technique 2 67
Popliteus 68
THE FOOT AND ANKLE 69
Flexor Hallucis Longus – Technique 1 70
Flexor Hallucis Longus – Technique 2 71
Flexor Hallucis Longus – Technique 3 72
Flexor Hallucis Brevis – Technique 1 73
Flexor Hallucis Brevis – Technique 2 74
Flexor Digitorum Longus – Technique 1 75
Flexor Digitorum Longus – Technique 2 76
Flexor Digitorum Longus – Technique 3 77
Flexor Digitorum Brevis – Technique 1 78
Flexor Digitorum Brevis – Technique 2 79
Extensor Hallucis Longus – Technique 1 80
Extensor Hallucis Longus – Technique 2 81
Extensor Hallucis Brevis – Technique 1 82
Extensor Hallucis Brevis – Technique 2 83
Extensor Digitorum Longus – Technique 1 84
Extensor Digitorum Longus – Technique 2 85
Extensor Digitorum Brevis – Technique 1 86
Extensor Digitorum Brevis – Technique 2 87
Tibialis Posterior – Technique 1 88
Tibialis Posterior – Technique 2 89
Tibialis Anterior – Technique 1 90
Tibialis Anterior – Technique 2 91
Peroneus Longus and Peroneus Brevis – Technique 1 92
Peroneus Longus and Peroneus Brevis – Technique 2 93
Peroneus Tertius – Technique 1 94
Peroneus Tertius – Technique 2 95
References 96
About the Authors 97