What it measures:
The Slump Test is a progressive series of maneuvers designed to provide traction to the lumbar nerve roots and to place the sciatic nerve roots under increasing tension. (1)
The Slump Test is for individuals with radiating pain in a dermatome and with suspicion of lumbar neural/dural involvement, such as disc herniation. (1-3)
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Date: August 7, 2017
Content Type: Test & Measure
Paul Mintken, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist; Anne Reicherter PT, DPT, PhD, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist.
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