The biceps load test is used to seek out out the integrity of the superior labrum of the shoulder to see if there may be a labral (or SLAP) tear. SLAP Tear stretches & exercises:
With the biceps load test, a positive test doesn’t all the time mean there may be a tear, and a negative doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t one.
To perform the biceps load test, have your patient lie down in supine. Abduct the shoulder to 90 degrees, and externally rotate it into the “stop sign” position. Have their palm up and thumb towards their head. Ask the patient to flex pulling towards their head, against your resistance on the wrist. A positive test is when pain is increased or there may be apprehension. It could mean there may be a SLAP tear.
Shoulder SLAP Tear Stretches & Exercises:
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Biceps Load Test for Shoulder Labral Tear:
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