This test is used to assess for a sacroiliac joint fixation, which could be contributing to sacroiliac joint pain.
The test has variable ways to perform it. The basic premise is for the practitioner to palpate and observe the ability of the pelvic innominate bone to posteriorly rotate as the hip moves into flexion, especially between 80˚ and 100˚.
A fixated sacroiliac joint will not allow the innominate bone to move in its normal range of motion and result in a raising of the PSIS.
For over 25 years, I have used acupuncture stimulation to GB 41 (zulinqi) and SJ 5 (waiguan) to normalize dysfunctional pelvic motion on the sacrum that results in a positive Gillet’s test.
The Before and After assessment is remarkable and shows that this point combination makes significant changes in the myofascial channels. The results are only temporary and this extraordinary vessel combination needs local, adjacent and distal points added to the point combination for a longer-lasting treatment.