The painful arc test is used to assess for subacromial impingement syndrome. This video-based module demonstrates how to perform the painful arc test and interpret the results.
Performing the Test
Interpretation of Results
Matthew R. Wertman holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He achieved a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from West Virginia University. Matt has gained experience as a Physical Therapist in a variety of different settings including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, and home health. He has a strong background in manual therapy and has additional training and experience in functional and trigger-point based dry needling, as well as Mulligan and McKenzie techniques, focusing on mobilization and effective assessment and treatment strategies. He is passionate about promoting independence through education and functional-based rehabilitation. Matt is a Physical Therapy Writer that enjoys being able to combine his clinical knowledge with his interest in research to promote advances in the field of rehabilitation. Disclosure: Matthew Wertman, PT, DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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