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Manuel Sotelo
10-13-2000, 03:41 AM
..Thomas test". ...This will hypothetically enable you to assess the length of the muscles of the free hanging leg. ..
Not true, Thomas test will only asses a hip flexor contracture
Manuel Sotelo MD
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From: Tobias Sundberg
To: BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2000 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: Janda Test?


Hi Tom,

I believe the Janda test is similar(same?) to the "modified Thomas test". Ie the subject is supine on the treatment table with one leg flexed at the hip and at the knee (knee to chest) and the other leg hanging free over the edge of the table. This will hypothetically enable you to assess the length of the muscles of the free hanging leg. The length of the iliopsoas is assessed by the amount of hip flexion, the quadriceps/rectus femoris by the amount of knee flexion and the Tensor/IT-band by the amount of hip abduction.

If you or someone on the list know of ANY articles (in any language) regarding the validity and/or reliability of these or other test for the hip muscles please let me know. Either by posting to the list or to me directly. Thanks in advance.

Tobias

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Tobias Sundberg, PT
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On Fri, 06 October 2000, Thomas Green wrote:
>
> Dear Biomechanics list,
>
> I had posted this question to another list but have yet to receive any
> responses.
>
> I recently purchased the 5th edition of Sprints & Relays edited by Jess
> Jarver and published by Tafnews. One of the articles was 'Performance
> Prerequisits and Performance Development of Young Sprinters' by Dagmar
> Luhnenschloss, Joachim Griebsch, and Dieter Topel, Germany. The article was
> originally published in German in Leistungssport Vol 27, No. 6., September
> 1997. The article that appeared was a slightly abbreviated translation by
> the editor.
>
> In the article the authors break down their search for sprinting
> talent by different factors including: Anthropometric/Sport Biological
> References, and Performance factors of Condition, Coordination, and
> Technique. One of the subfactors of Condition was Stretching Capacity.
>
> The aim given was: To Record changes in stretching capacity and to establish
> any correlation between mobility and injury occurrences. This was to be
> determined by the Janda Test.
>
> My question to the list is: What exactly is the Janda Test and how would it
> gauge these proposed changes in stretching capacity?
>
> Tom Green

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