J Bodyw Mov Ther. Jan;13(1) doi: / Epub Jun The ‘Bunkie’ test: assessing functional strength to restore function. Get to know the Bunkie Test and learn how it benefits your athletic performance. The ‘Bunkie’ test was developed over a period of 12 years to measure the function of the specific fascia lines in athletes. Numerous athletes from various sports.
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The time that one was able to maintain the proper test position was recorded in seconds using a stopwatch. Hold for at least 30 seconds.
Independent t -tests were also calculated to assess for differences in Bunkie test position hold times between genders. The normative data presented in this study may be used by rehabilitation professionals when assessing and rehabilitating their patients.
There were no statistical differences between test scores for male subjects based on age categorization. There was only one test position, the LSL Lwhere a significant difference in hold times was observed between those with no history or history of musculoskeletal injury.
The Bunkie test, a functional performance test consisting of 5 test positions performed bilaterallyhas been used to assess aspects of muscular function.
Brumitt demonstrated how the Bunkie test could be utilized as a measure of core muscular endurance capacity in the assessment of an injured recreational distance runner [ 16 ]. If they can’t, or if the athlete feels any muscle strain or discomfort, he or she must have some core weaknesses to address.
Some dude named Frederick Bunkie who accidentally discovered that his favorite couch position was actually a physical therapy breakthrough? Table of Contents Alerts. Rehabilitation professionals assess muscular endurance and strength in patients and clients utilizing a variety of tests and measures e.
Testing the patient with the Bunkie revealed asymmetrical hold times that correlated with left-sided weakness of the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and hip external rotators as assessed by traditional manual muscle testing [ 16 ].
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The Bulgarian Split Squat. Height to nearest half inch and weight to nearest half pound were recorded using a standard medical scale. Where does it come from? Fifty-three of the 81 female subjects 65 percent reported a prior history of musculoskeletal injury that required evaluation and treatment by a medical professional. Bring your left leg up into the air and back, bending at the knee.
If you held all five of these positions ttest at least 30 seconds, congrats! Hold times for each position was measured in seconds. Sixty-four percent 20 out of 31 of male subjects reported prior history of musculoskeletal injury requiring medical treatment.
McGill, Low Back Disorders: At her follow-up visit 8 days later she was able to hold the Bunkie test positions for longer periods and return to running pain-free. The Bunkie Test allows a trainer or strength and conditioning coach to identify, based on which of the five positions the athlete struggles with, which line to address and strengthen.
There were no within group side-to-side differences per gender; however, males were able to hold some positions significantly longer than their female counterparts.
One other study to date has reported mean scores for the Bunkie test. View at Google Scholar M.
What the Heck is a Bunkie? The Functional Core Strength Test You Need to Do
Introduction Rehabilitation professionals assess muscular endurance and strength in patients and clients utilizing a variety of tests and measures e. The test-retest reliability for each position gest calculated during a pilot study prior to subject recruitment. Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts.
Future investigations are warranted to determine the utility of the Bunkie test.
More Cool Stuff You’ll Like. Each subject completed a brief questionnaire collecting demographic information fest age, gender, previous injuries to the extremities that required medical care from a primary provider or allied health care providerand previous injuries to the spine or pelvis that required medical care from either a primary provider or allied health care provider.
An ancient civilization that perished thousands of years ago? A variation can be performed by lifting your top leg a few inches into the air instead of resting it on your bottom leg.
Twenty-one of the 81 female subjects 26 percent reported history of back thoracic or lumbar region injury that required evaluation and treatment by a medical professional.
The patient, a year-old female, experienced left-sided low back pain only when running. Bunkie test scores in subjects with a prior history of musculoskeletal injury were similar to those with no history of injury. Yest 13 percent 4 out of 31 of male subjects reported prior history of back thoracic or lumbar region injury.
It was also hypothesized that there would be a statistical difference in scores based on history of musculoskeletal injury. Subjects were recruited to participate bunike the study either via direct invitation or via recruitment bunkkie distributed throughout the university.
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How do you do it? Baseball Strength Workout Program. To receive news and publication updates for Rehabilitation Research and Practice, enter your email address in the box below. Subjects were allowed one attempt to correct their position; if they were unable to assume the correct posture after verbal cueing the test was stopped. Weaknesses in these fascia lines can lead to injuries. The author declares that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.
More research is warranted to validate the presence of functional fascial planes and execution of randomized controlled trials to assess outcomes of treatment directed at fascial dysfunction.