Rheumatology Book


One Legged Hyperextension

Aka: One Legged Hyperextension, Stork Standing Test, One Leg Standing Lumbar Extension Test
  1. Indications
    1. Low Back Examination
    2. Sacroiliac Joint Examination
  2. Technique
    1. Patient stands on one foot facing wall
    2. Other foot placed against the wall for support
    3. Patient hyperextends backwards
  3. Interpretation
    1. Positive test
      1. Sacroiliac joint region pain increased on hyperextension
    2. Causes of positive test
      1. Spondylolysis
      2. Spondylolisthesis
      3. Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

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