OCS/SCS Questions of the Month-CSM edition

Here are some of our top Questions of the Month.

  1. Tiger Woods and Lumbar Disc Herniation
  2. Harry Potter hurts his arm
  3. Discovery Channel- Deadliest Catch

Check out last months QUESTION OF THE MONTHthe first question tricked the majority that tried to answer it.

Also, check out the blog post “Three Testing Taking Strategies” to Ace the OCS/SCS Exam.

Check out the Must Read Articles for the OCS/SCS we recommend reading, and our resources on Amazon.

Lastly, if you’re going to CSM in New Orleans, check out the sessions we recommend for those who are going prior to taking the OCS/SCS exam this year.


While the patient is sidelying on their left side, you elicit their concordant pain as you move their right hip into extension while keeping the hip adducted and externally rotated.







The correct answer choice is ischiofemoral impingement.  When the clinician moves the hip into extension when the hip is already in an adducted and externally rotated position, this causes ischiofemoral impingement as the lesser trochanter impinges on the ischium, and could be a cause of posterior hip pain.

Check out the excellent article below that was published recently in IJSPT.  This is an excellent article to review prior to taking the OCS or SCS.  Especially for the OCS, a knowledge of the spine, brachial plexus, and lumbosacral plexus is crucial to passing the test!

Click on picture to link to the article.


All pathologies listed are specific to children for hip pathology except for Reiter’s Syndrome.  Understanding pediatric conditions at the hip are extremely important.  Read the reference to learn more.

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If you liked these questions, check out are other OCS/SCS questions of the month:

Holiday 2017 QoM– The Grinch

December 2017 QoM– 5 Question OCS/SCS mini quiz

November 2017 QoM– 5 hip OCS/SCS questions

October 2017 QoM-Smash the OCS/SCS; Elbow Questions

September 2017 QoM– Shoulder Questions

August 2017 QoM– Thoracic Questions

July 2017 QoM-New Book and Knee Questions

June 2017 QoM– Harper Baseball Punch and Muscle Stretch Reflexes

May 2017 QoM– Tingling Toes Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

February 2017 QoM– Super Bowl Edition: Peyton Manning + Cervical radiculopathy

February 2017 QoM– 5 Question Mini-OCS/SCS quiz

January 2017 QoM – Discovery Channel and Deadliest Catch

January 2017 QoM – Tiger Woods and Lumbar Disc Herniation

January 2017 QoM – Harry Potter

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