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Demonstrating the Modified Schober Test

Demonstrating the Modified Schober Test

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By Dr Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist

We see a lot of patients with inflammatory back pain in our clinics. Some of these patients have Spondyloarthritis or the prototype condition, Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Given our expertise in this area, we've decided to create a range of videos highlighting some of the examination techniques used to help make a diagnosis. You can find these on our Youtube channel.

Rachael Butterworth, our Spondyloarthritis physiotherapist demonstrates on our model, Errol while Dr Roberto Russo facilitates.

This video is an example, and highlights the Modified Schober Test, a test commonly used to help measure the lumbar spine flexibility (or lack of).

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BJC Health established the Sydney Spondyloarthritis Centre in 2011. We raise the profile of these diseases, we provide a better pathway to diagnosis, provide education as well as world-class treatment. Most importantly, we care & we want to improve the lives of people suffering from these diseases. Read about it here.

Dr Irwin Lim is a rheumatologist and a director of BJC Health. You should follow him on twitter here.
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