• Straight Leg Raise Zine
  • Straight Leg Raise Zine

A fresh and fun look at this familiar subject.

The straight leg raise: much more than you wanted to know will teach you:

  • The mechanics of the SLR: what happens to the nerves as the leg moves up!
  • What happens when you throw a disc herniation into the mix
  • Why the SLR hurts
  • How to actually do the test!
  • The evidence behind the test - its sensitivity and specificity
  • How to interpret the SLR and fit it into your clinical reasoning
  • The 'crossed SLR' and slump test, too

You probably do an SLR every working day - so why not understand it inside out?

"What's a zine???" See the FAQ below!

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According to Wikipedia:

"A zine (short for magazine) is a small-circulation self-published work of texts and images, usually reproduced via a copy machine. Zines are the product of either a single person or of a very small group."

So basically a kind of DIY magazine/comic book thing.

This zine arrives as a pdf, with instructions for folding and self-assembly.

Alternatively, it's just as good to read the pdf on your phone, ipad or laptop, as you would an ebook.

That depends on who you are:

Beginner MSK clinicians & students: Yes, this is for you. You should find this very useful & fun - it gives you the basics and a bit beyond, within a memorable framework, plus some important clinical nuance.

Intermediate MSK clinicians: Yes, this is for you. You should find this a useful and entertaining refresher, get some clarity on certain tricky concepts and pick up some new tips.

Advanced MSK clinicians & spine mega-geeks: This is not for you. You will probably be familiar with most of the info. That said, you might find the way it's presented entertaining and some of the concepts should be useful for teaching others.