Load and Shift Test (Shoulder)
The load and shift test is used to detect anterior and posterior glenohumeral stability. The patient can be seated or supine. With one hand, stabilize the scapula by holding the spine and the coracoid process. With the other hand, glide the humerus anteriorly and posteriorly. Greater than 50% movement or feeling the head of the humerus move over the glenoid rim indicates a severe test.