Throughout the course of the healthcare profession, certain movements have been developed to help isolate a specific joint or to test for a specific condition. An orthopedic examination is performed to evaluate range of motion and to test the integrity of the joints in order to assess chronic degeneration or increased inflammation. With new patients, low back pain is common.ow back pain is not necessarily a chiropractic problem. It’s the orthopedic movements and maneuvers that will help Dr. Peterson determine if your problem will respond to our treatment, or if you’d be better served by a different healthcare professional. An orthopedic examination is just one part of our process in making sure that all patients we accept for care are highly likely to respond favorably to our chiropractic treatment.