Using the Pace Test to Assess Sciatic Pain

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The Pace Test - Stuart Hinds


Piriformis Syndrome

Sciatic pain comes in many forms and often involves a number of muscles. The Pace test (for Piriformis) is a good indicator of piriformis efficiency and involvement - and 'Piriformis Syndrome'.

Pace’s sign consists of pain and weakness by resisted abduction and external rotation of the hip in a flexed/sitting position.

A positive test occurs in around half of the patients with piriformis syndrome.


More Information

Treating Sciatica using Trigger Point Therapy

Using the Sitting Slump Test to Assess Sciatic Pain



Treating Sciatic Pain Trigger Point Therapy Master Class


About the author

Stuart Hinds is one of Australia’s leading soft tissue therapists, with over 27 years of experience as a practitioner, working with elite sports athletes, supporting Olympic teams, educating and mentoring others as well as running a highly successful clinic in Geelong.

Stuart has a strong following of practitioners across Australia and globally who tap into his expertise as a soft-tissue specialist. He delivers a range of highly sought after seminars across Australia, supported by online videos, webinars and one-on-one mentoring to help support his colleagues to build successful businesses.

In 2016, Stuart was awarded a lifetime membership to Massage & Myotherapy Australia for his significant support and contribution to the industry.


This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell. 

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