This assessment is used to screen the lumbar spine for any restrictions in range of motion.
Begin this assessment standing with feet comfortably under your hips. From here, bend down towards your toes taking note of what may feel restricted. Return to a standing position. Place your hands on your hips and lean backwards as far as feels comfortable. Return to standing position. To assess side bend mobility, take your left hand and slide it down your left leg as far as feels comfortable, return to standing and perform on the right side as well. Lastly, cross your arms across your body and turn and rotate as far as feels comfortable. Return to the starting position and rotate the other way.
With this assessment, take notice of how things feel side to side, what feels comfortable, and what feels restricted.
Prehab Goals & Normative Values:
Flexion: Hands to ankles
Extension: 20-25 degrees
Side Bend: Hands to knee joint
Rotation: Elbow past outside knee
Take the assessment, write down your score, and track your progress throughout the program.