Gowers’ sign is a sign that is so common in the muscular dystrpphies that it is almost pathognomic. The sign indicates a weakness of the proximal pelvic muscles of the lower limb. The sign how a patient that has to use his hands and arms to “walk” up their legs from a prone position due to lack of proximal muscle strength.

Curated Resources:
http://podiapaedia.org/wiki/neurology/neurological-examination/motor-assessment/gowers-sign/ (PodiaPaedia)
http://www.podiatryonline.tv/gowers-sign.htm (Podiatry TV)