The Bunkie Test
The Bunkie Test will show which myofascial tracks are dysfunctional.
The height of the Bunkie is determined by the length of the client’s upper arm.
The foot that holds the weight on the Bunkie, determines which line is to be tested, in other words if your right foot is on the Bunkie, you are testing the right line.
Do not lift the foot higher than 10 cm from the Bunkie.
It is important that the client maintains correct form while performing the test:
Posterior Power Line
Hips must stay level, toes facing up, feet not rotated.
Posterior Stabilizing Line
Hips must be shoulder height and level, toes facing up, feet not rotated.
Body must be parallel to the floor, feet flat on Bunkie, body straight, legs straight with no twist.
Head, shoulders in line with the rest of the body.
Head, shoulders in line with the rest of the body, big toe and heel of bottom foot should touch the Bunkie.
Make sure the client is in the perfect position before you ask her to lift her leg.
Use a stopwatch to score.
Correct her form if necessary.
They continue even if she feels weak, both shoulders feel tight or she starts shaking
Take the score when:
» She feels a niggle anywhere in the body
» She can not maintain neutral form due to imbalance or weakness
Do not attempt to do the Bunkie Test within the first 6 weeks of major surgery. First check with the doctor if you are not sure.
By Benita Kropman (Founder)