Physical Examination of the Abdominal Wall by the Speech-Language Pathologist

Thomas J. Hixon, Jeannette D. Hoit

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A protocol is presented for use by the speech-language pathologist in conducting a physical examination of the abdominal wall. Structural and performance observations are used to reveal the nature and degree of possible abdominal wall dysfunction. A work-sheet is offered to guide the examiner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-346
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican journal of speech-language pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999


  • Abdominal wall
  • Physical examination
  • Protocol
  • Worksheet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing


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