Monday, July 14, 2008

Hubscher manoeuvre

There has been some good discussion at Podiatry Arena on the Hubscher maneuver (terminology primarily used in the USA) or Jacks Test (used by the rest of the world!). A poll in that thread showed that 82% of those that responded to the poll used it as a clinical test.

A lot of the discussion focused on it value as a static clinical test used to predict dynamic function and, more important, as a tool that may or may not predict the clinical response to foot orthoses. IMHO, the Hubscher maneuver or Jacks test does have clinical use. When you do this test on different people they respond differently .... that has got to mean something for the way the function! At the end of the day, the disagreements are about what we think it means.

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