a) The Roos test- patient flexes and abducts arms to 90 degrees and repeatedly grip and release their hands for up to a minute b) Adson’s test- patient stands with forearm supinated down their side and looks towards forearm while doctor palpates radial pulse c) Hallstead’s test- same as the Adson’s test except head is rotated away from the side of involvement d) Wrights test- unilateral arm is supinated flexed and abducted to 90 degrees and head is rotated away while the doctor again palpates the radial pulseTreatment for thoracic outlet syndrome can include cervical adjustments, trigger point therapy, stretching of tight muscles, strengthening of middle and lower trapezius and cold laser therapy also known as low-level laser therapy. Cold laser therapy can treat thoracic outlet syndrome by irradiating the brachial plexus starting at the cervical facets/dorsal root ganglia and move along the scalenes and then to the first rib area and finish inferior to the clavicle/pectoral minor. Cold laser/low level therapy protocol For the treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome using the cold laser therapy (low-level laser therapy) there are two protocols that it follows. The first being the pain protocol and the second being the tissue repair protocol. For the pain phase the laser is placed over the cervical facets for 4 minutes and moved inferiorly along the scalenes for again 4 minutes at different intervals. This phase is used to inhibit pain and associated myospasm and 2-3 weekly visits are recommended. The tissue repair phase involves 2 minutes on each spot as mentioned above and requires 1-2 treatments per week with the amount of sessions totalling 10-12. So if you’re noticing any of the symptoms as mentioned above or have been told by a professional that you have thoracic outlet syndrome, Lakeside Laser is perfect in the treatment of your condition. Lakeside Laser has access to multiple emitters to make your treatment even quicker and is located in the heart of Perth’s northern suburb Joondalup on 3/45 Central Walk. We have visitors from surrounding suburbs including Sinagra, Hocking, Ocean Reef, Mullaloo, Padbury, Burns Beach, Craigie, Currambine, Iluka, Beldon, Hilary’s, Woodvale, and Tapping. We have HICAPS onsite, so you can claim from your Health Fund on the day of treatment. Health Funds available for claiming include Medibank, HBF, Bupa, CU Health, NIB, Police Health Fund, GMF, SGIO, if yours is not listed please ask. If you would like to schedule in an appointment you can contact us on 93000095 to speak with our trained staff or book online at our website www.lakesidelaser.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you shortly and treating your condition in the quickest time possible.