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 ‘Bunkie’ test: assessing functional strength to restore function through fascia manipulation.

Each subject completed a brief questionnaire collecting demographic information including 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 bubkie provider or allied health care provider. Already Mastered Box Jumps? There’s actually a fairly simple explanation.

Twst Bunkie test should also be evaluated for its ability to identify individuals who may be at risk for a future injury e. Table of Contents Alerts.

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What length hunkie rest should be allowed to optimize recovery is yet to be determined. They proposed that each of the 5 test positions assesses different fascial planes [ 14 ]. The FPT scores for the core bnkie are used by rehabilitation professionals to guide therapeutic exercise prescription [ 1113 ]. The testing protocol for the Bunkie test in this investigation differs slightly from the original description by de Witt and Venter [ 14 ].

Indexed in Web of Science. In general, subjects were able to hold test positions for mean times of approximately 40 seconds except for the MSL test position. For this study, when the right LE was weight-bearing on the treatment table it was described as a right sided test.


There were two significant findings based on BMI. From there, turn to each side, as if performing a Side Plank, and hold each for at least 30 seconds. The aforementioned value represents a clinical recommendation by de Witt and Venter [ 14 ]; however, normative values for a general population are currently unknown. The Bunkie test may be too aggressive for patients who are in the acute stage of healing; however, those who are in subacute or chronic stages may be able to tolerate the test without symptom provocation.

Bubkie, for an injured patient the Bunkie test may be clinically useful as a test to identify asymmetry of muscular endurance or as a tool to track increases in muscular function during a course binkie rehabilitation [ 16 ].

Height to nearest half inch and weight to nearest half pound were recorded tesy a standard medical scale. 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.

Male subjects held three of the test positions significantly longer than their female counterparts. 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 bukie by traditional manual muscle testing [ 16 ]. There were no statistical differences between test scores for male subjects based on age categorization.

The ‘Bunkie’ test: assessing functional strength to restore function through fascia manipulation.

Males were able to hold the APL L position for 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. The intraclass correlation coefficients ICC 3,1 were as follows: McGill, Low Back Disorders: In Afrikaans, one of many languages spoken in South Africa, the word “bankie” means ” little bench.


Finally, get into a bujkie plank position with your arms on the ground, bent 90 degrees at the elbow, and your feet resting on the bench. The Bunkie Test is a series of five isometric holds meant to test functional strength in and around the core. For the most part, Bunkie test scores were similar between those with prior history of musculoskeletal injury and those with no prior history.

The Bulgarian Split Squat. The relationship yest higher BMI and lower Bunkie scores warrants further exploration. Clinicians should utilize caution and their clinical judgment when assessing the injured patient. To receive news and publication updates for Rehabilitation Research and Practice, enter your email address in the box below. It was also hypothesized that there would be a statistical difference in scores based on history of musculoskeletal injury.

Subjects were recruited to participate in the study either via direct invitation or via recruitment flyers distributed throughout the university.

Thirty seconds of rest was allowed between tests. Rehabilitation Research and Practice. Hold for at least 30 seconds.