I think we often fly through this test and don’t pay enough attention to the information it can give us. When is the last time a patient came into the clinic and said “I have tight Hamstrings” and it was actually their hamstrings? It’s usually neural tension and gives a clue to the irritability of the system. Between a SLR and true detailed myotomal testing we should all be better assessing radiculopathy. Video and research article below.

research article here: Accuracy of clinical neurological examination in diagnosing lumbo-sacral radiculopathy: a systematic literature review

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