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Schober test

(shō'bĕr),
a measure of lumbar spine motion in which parallel horizontal lines are drawn 10 cm above and 5 cm below the lumbosacral junction in the erect subject; with maximum forward flexion, the distance between the lines increases at least 5 cm in normal patients but far less in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Scho·ber test

(shō'ber test)
A measure of lumbar spine motion in which parallel horizontal lines are drawn 10 cm above and 5 cm below the lumbosacral junction in the erect subject; with maximum forward flexion, the distance between the lines increases at least 5 cm in normal patients but far less in patients with anklylosing spondylitis.
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Tragus-wall distance (TWD), modified Schober's test (MST), and chest expansion were measured for postural assessment.
They reported that there was no difference between healthy controls and AS patients in terms of balance and general stability parameters and they found a negative correlation between Schober's test and general stability scores.
The flexibility levels of the study participants were measured before and after the Clinical Pilates education using finger-to-floor test and modified Schober's test.
The results of both modified Schober's test and finger-to-floor test, which were used to measure the flexibility levels, showed a statistically significant increase in post-education scores compared with those of the pre-education period.
Zaniewska and colleagues [18] described the improvement of a range of mobility in a lumbar spine in a group of 30 patients evaluated via Schober's test after electrotherapy.
For this test I have used the Schober's Test which measures the lumbar spine's flexion.
Schober's test (8) to assess the Lumbar spina l mobility, Occiput-wall distance to assess the cervical spinal mobility and Finger-floor distance to assess the Thoraco- Lumbar spinal mobility was done in each of the patients.
Demographic characteristics, disease duration, treatments, physical examination findings (neck circumference, occiput-to-wall distance, Schober's test, and chest expansion) were documented for each patient.
The modified lumbar Schober's test yielded a result of 5 cm, and chest expansion during maximum inspiration was 1 cm.
Other parameters were duration of morning stiffness, modified Schober's test, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) level.