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Lift-Off Subscapularis Test

Aka: Lift-Off Subscapularis Test
  1. See Also
    1. Shoulder Strength Exam
    2. Apley Scratch Test
    3. Shoulder Anatomy
    4. Shoulder History
    5. Shoulder Exam
    6. Shoulder Pain
  2. Technique
    1. Start: Patient internally rotates Shoulder
      1. Place the back of their hand against the small of the back
      2. Positioning is similar to Apley Scratch Test
    2. Maneuver
      1. Internal rotation against resistance
      2. Examiner resists patient's attempt to force their hand away from their back
  3. Interpretation
    1. Weakness suggests a subscapularis muscle tear or impingement

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