How to Perform a Kinetic Test of SI Joint (Stork Test Video)

NAOIMT instructor Stacy Soappman PT, DSc, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates how to perform a kinetic test of the SI joint. For expert perspectives on the true role of the SI joint in lower quarter dysfunction, join us for the 2015 Sacroiliac Joint Symposium!

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2 thoughts on “How to Perform a Kinetic Test of SI Joint (Stork Test Video)

  1. thank you Stacy for this clear and concise demonstration of the stork test. What is missing for me is the outcome of the test. Is this what we ‘should’ see in normal pelvic movement?
    I’m assuming the individual does not have dysfunction of the left SI?


    1. Thank you for your questions. Yes, this is what you should see in a normal, non pathological, SI joint. And yes you were correct in assuming that this person did not have any SI problems. In this demonstration the model had full normal range of motion, as indicated by the thumbs moving inferior. If the model were to have a dysfunction, you would be able to pick it up as one of the PTs thumbs would not move in the directions demonstrated in the video. Hopefully this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions!


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