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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However, for an injured patient the Bunkie test may bunmie clinically useful as a test to identify asymmetry of muscular endurance or as a tool to track increases in muscular function during a course of rehabilitation [ 16 ]. One hundred and twelve subjects mean age years were recruited from a university setting.
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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licensewhich permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Order of testing was randomized per each subject.
The testing protocol for the Bunkie test in this investigation differs slightly from the original description by de Witt and Venter [ 14 ]. Sixty-four percent 20 out of 31 of male subjects reported prior history of musculoskeletal injury requiring medical treatment.
Height to nearest half inch and weight to nearest half pound were recorded using a standard medical text. FPTs also known as functional tests have gained popularity for assessing risk of injury, identifying dysfunction, tracking progress during a rehabilitation program, and clearing an athlete to return to sport [ 3 — 7 ]. There were no side-to-side differences between extremities for the total population. It invokes an image of someone doing a Push-Up on a bunk bed, or the name of your pet pug who won’t stop drooling on himself.
This finding is opposite of what was observed with female subjects.
More Cool Stuff You’ll Like. But if you struggled with any of them, you’ve got diminished mobility in a specific fascia line, meaning the muscles in that area are unable to contract to their fully expected ability, and that can lead to serious injury. The aforementioned value represents a clinical recommendation by de Witt and Venter [ 14 ]; however, normative values for a general population are currently unknown.
What the Heck is a Bunkie? The Functional Core Strength Test You Need to Do
According to de Witt and Venter [ 14 ], the tests are held for specific time periods assessing the patient or client for symptoms such as pain, cramping, or burning. As we mentioned before, the Bunkie Test is comprised of five moves.
McGill, Low Back Disorders: Subjects in this study were able to hold many of the positions for a mean score of approximately 40 seconds.
Procedure Tesh Bunkie test consists of 5 testing positions with each test performed bilaterally Figures 1 — 5. For example, the test should be administered to a cohort of athletes at the start of the season with scores assessed at the ttest of the season to determine if associations exist between time-loss injuries and preseason performance.
An ancient civilization that perished thousands of years ago? Descriptive studies are warranted to identify normative data in injured populations e.
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If you held all five of these positions for at least 30 seconds, congrats! To receive news and publication updates for Rehabilitation Research and Practice, enter your email address in the box below. There were no side-to-side differences between lower extremities for each test position in this group. There were two significant findings based on BMI. In Afrikaans, one of many languages spoken in South Africa, the word “bankie” means ” little bench.
Rehabilitation professionals assess muscular endurance and strength in patients and clients utilizing a variety of tests and measures e. Males were able to hold some positions significantly longer than their female counterparts.
There were no statistical differences in hold times when comparing female subjects with or without history of musculoskeletal injury. Hold for at least 30 seconds. Fortunately, the Bunkie is neither of those things. Male subjects with a lower BMI were able to hold 8 out of the 10 test positions significantly longer than males with a greater BMI.
These significant differences should be viewed as preliminary and may be the result of the population sampled in this study. 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 ].
Eighty-one of the subjects were female. 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. Those with a history of injury were able to hold the LSL L position Work with a coach or trainer to strengthen those areas and try the test again.
In this study subjects with a prior history of injury bunike not demonstrate significant differences in hold times when compared to individuals with no history of injury. Hold times for each position was measured in seconds. Once in position, the primary investigator PI provided verbal cues to help facilitate the correct posture prior to initiating the test. Weaknesses in these fascia lines can lead to injuries.
Introduction Rehabilitation professionals assess muscular endurance and strength in patients and clients utilizing a variety of tests and measures e.
It was also hypothesized that there would be a statistical difference in scores tdst on history of musculoskeletal buunkie. Become a Contributing Expert. 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.
There were no statistical differences in hold times when comparing male subjects with or without history of musculoskeletal injury. For the most part, Bunkie test scores were similar between those with prior history of musculoskeletal injury and those with no prior history.
There’s actually a fairly simple explanation.