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Discussion: The usefulness of the Janda prone hip extension test

April 12, 2011

Many papers have now questioned the validity of the Janda prone hip extension test for determining aberrant motor compensation patterns for individuals with low back pain.  Despite this literature, the ‘Janda tests’ continue to be utilized by manual practitioners.

Do you utilize the prone hip extension test in clinical practice?  If so, for what purpose?  What are you looking for?  How do the results of the test change your plan of management…if at all?

Please discuss and post comments.

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