□ Make a mark on the skin in the midline at the level of the dimples of Venus. Make two other marks, one 5 cm below and the other 30 cm above the first.
□ Place a tape measure over the lumbar spine with the end
Fig. B.10 Schober's test. Measuring forward flexion ol spine.
CO cm) at the lower mark and ask the patient to bend forwards.
□ Record the movement of the upper skin mark with the tape measure. On flexion, the upper mark should normally move upwards by at least 5 cm.
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