The Nobel prize-winning Chapter 5 • Assessment and Palpation: Accuracy and Reliability Issues 119 microbiologist Rene Dubos said cheap kamagra gold 100 mg with mastercard erectile dysfunction diet, ‘the measurable develop the sensitivity to detect differences in texture kamagra gold 100 mg with amex erectile dysfunction remedy, drives out the useful’. To abandon a tool because it movement and muscle activity, in a stepwise fashion, is hard to measure does not make much sense when starting with simple tasks and gradually progressing we are in a ﬁeld where over 85% of our patients are to more difﬁcult tasks. There is some recent evidence labeled as having a ‘non-speciﬁc disorder’ (Bigos et al which suggests that starting with non-biological 1994, Erhard & Delitto 1994). If we were able to iden- materials may be an effective starting point for stu- tify, speciﬁcally, what was wrong with most back pain dents to be able to detect levels of stiffness in isolation patients with non-palpation tools and thereby deter- from the other nuances of biological tissue (Nicholson mine the most appropriate treatment, then it would et al 1997). However, in our ﬁeld, we’re what I call the Three Essential Questions of Diagnosis just beginning to crawl. While we strive to establish (Murphy 2000): proof as our goal for creating a ‘best practice’ scenario, • Does this patient have a potentially serious or we are a long way from being able to reasonably life-threatening condition? The patient examination is too complex to measure with a gold standard instru- a multilevel process that begins when the practitioner ment, like seeing with photography or hearing with ﬁrst lays eyes on the patient and continues through tape recorders, this does not make palpation useless. Perhaps, instead of of individual clinical tests that are available to us, abandoning the palpation of our patients, we should some of which have been demonstrated to be reliable perform a thorough physical examination using a and valid, some of which have been demonstrated to battery of tests so that the heterogeneity of our patient have relatively poor reliability and validity, and most population will not lead us to falsely conclude that of which have not yet been evaluated for reliability there is nothing mechanically wrong. By being aware of the literature in the Erhard & Delitto (1994) concluded that: area of reliability and validity, we may then apply a • a collection of palpation tests was more valid ‘levels of evidence’ approach to the examination. That than any one test by itself is, we can go through the examination process and • classiﬁcation by a combination of palpation arrive at a working diagnosis, the ‘diagnostic hypoth- ﬁndings and other physical examination tests esis’. Those aspects of the hypothesis that are based has predictive validity for assigning patients on tests that are known to be reliable and valid will into different meaningful conservative care be given greater emphasis and the level of evidence treatment groups for these will be high. Those aspects that are based on tests of questionable reliability and validity will be • non-speciﬁc back pain patients represent a given less emphasis. Have the student ﬁrst study (and be taught tissue texture changes during joint and learn) that muscle’s attachments, structure and func- myofascial palpation of other tissues. First, I chronic low-back pain behaviour and muscle function check the muscle myself to make sure I know what is examination of the ﬂexion–relaxation response.
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