Strength- cervical (flexion, extension, rotation) lumbar (asess L5 & S1 nerve root by having pt walk on toes and heels)
Crossed leg raise diagnoses:
Straight leg raise diagnoses:
herniated disc if there is a pain when leg is raised 30-60 degrees
Ms. Lieu shares with the nurse that she often experiences knee pain. The nurse asks Ms. Lieu about other common joint symptoms. On which symptoms should the nurse focus:
Stiffness, swelling, and warmth
To check for scoliosis, the nurse provides which client instruction?
Stand with arm straigh at your sides and your feet together
Ms. Lieu follows the nurse's instructions to swing her arms forward and up in a wide arc, then back. This action allows the nurse to observe what shoulder range of motion?
Flexion and hyperextension
Ms. Lieu is able to move her upper extremities through complete range of motion. In documenting full range of motion of the upper extremeties, the nurse is able to note the absence of which abnormality?
Ms. Lieu lies down on the exam table in a supine position. The nurse assesses adduction and abduction of the hip by instructing the client to take what action?
Swing the entire leg laterally and then medially, keeping the knee straight while moving