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International consensus on the most useful physical examination tests used by physiotherapists for patients with headache : A Delphi study

  • Background A wide range of physical tests have been published for use in the assessment of musculoskeletal dysfunction in patients with headache. Which tests are used depends on a physiotherapist's clinical and scientific background as there is little guidance on the most clinically useful tests. Objectives To identify which physical examination tests international experts in physiotherapy consider the most clinically useful for the assessment of patients with headache. Design/methods Delphi survey with pre-specified procedures based on a systematic search of the literature for physical examination tests proposed for the assessment of musculoskeletal dysfunction in patients with headache. Results Seventeen experts completed all three rounds of the survey. Fifteen tests were included in round one with eleven additional tests suggested by the experts. Finally eleven physical examination tests were considered clinically useful: manual joint palpation, the cranio-cervical flexion test, the cervical flexion-rotation test, active range of cervical movement, head forward position, trigger point palpation, muscle tests of the shoulder girdle, passive physiological intervertebral movements, reproduction and resolution of headache symptoms, screening of the thoracic spine, and combined movement tests. Conclusions Eleven tests are suggested as a minimum standard for the physical examination of musculoskeletal dysfunctions in patients with headache.

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Author:Harry von PiekartzORCiD
Title (English):International consensus on the most useful physical examination tests used by physiotherapists for patients with headache : A Delphi study
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2016.02.010
ISSN:1356-689X
ISSN:1532-2769
Parent Title (English):Manual Therapy
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2016
electronic ID:Zur Anzeige in scinos
Release Date:2022/01/07
Tag:Consensus; Examination; Headache; Migraine; Physical therapy
Volume:2016
Issue:23
First Page:17
Last Page:24
Note:
Zugriff im Hochschulnetz
Faculties:Fakultät WiSo
DDC classes:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 610 Medizin, Gesundheit
Review Status:Veröffentlichte Fassung/Verlagsversion