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Low Back Quick Assessment test protocol

Last Updated: May 02, 2018 10:59AM UTC
In a ViMove2 Low Back Quick Assessment, the following movements can be tested. For all tests, use the “Start” and “Stop” buttons located at the bottom right hand corner of the screen to start and stop recording the movement data.

Forward Bend (Flexion)
  1. Ask the patient to stand upright and flex forward as far as comfortable without bending the knees, hold for 2 seconds and then return to standing position.
  2. Repeat this movement for as many repetitions as you require.

Backward Bend (Extension)
  1. Ask the patient to fold their arms across their chest and stand upright.
  2. Ask the patient to bend back (extend) as far as comfortable and then return to standing position.
  3. Repeat this movement for as many repetitions as you require.

Left & Right Bend (Lateral Flexion)
  1. Ask the patient to stand upright with their arms along the sides of their body.
  2. Ask the patient to bend sideways (flex laterally) and slide their arm along their leg as far as comfortable while avoiding any flexion / extension, hold for 2 seconds and then return to standing position.
  3. Repeat this movement for as many repetitions as you require.

Standing Pelvic Tilt
  1. Ask the patient to stand upright with their hands on their hips.
  2. Ask the patient to tilt their pelvis forward (anteriorly) and then backward (posteriorly) in a controlled manner. It may help to say “Make an arch in your back and then flatten your back”. Ensure the patient does not move their trunk.
  3. Repeat this movement for as many repetitions as you require.

Sitting Pelvic Tilt
  1. Ask the patient to sit in a chair with their back unsupported and in an upright posture.
  2. Ask the patient to place their hands on their hips and tilt forward (anterior) and back (posterior). The patient must attempt to initiate and control the movement from their pelvis while avoiding any trunk movement.

Sitting Usual Sitting
  1. Ask the patient to sit in a chair (ideally a desk chair) in their usual sitting posture.
  2. Once the patient is sitting in their usual sitting posture, capture the position in ViMove2 for at least 5 seconds.

Sitting Slouched
  1. Ask the patient to sit in a chair and slouch as they usually would.
  2. Once the patient is sitting in a slouched posture, capture the position in ViMove2 for at least 5 seconds.

Sitting Upright
  1. Ask the patient to sit in a chair in an upright posture.
  2. Once the patient is sitting in an upright posture, capture the position in ViMove2 for at least 5 seconds.