Ober's Test

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Instructions

Preparation

Lie on mat or bench on side with lower leg bent 90° at hip and knee. Test administrator grasps upper leg above ankle and places hip in neutral position (no flexion nor hyperextension) and knee at 90°.

Execution

Weight of upper leg is allowed to lower toward testing surface. Repeat on opposite leg.

Measurement

Test administrator places fingers between testing surface and medial femoral condyle. Score using number of finger breadths.

Comments

None.

Ober's Test

Assesses

Joint ROM: Hip Adduction
Flexibility: Iliotibial Band
Force: Passive (Gravity)

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