- Stand or sit. Position bent arms up to sides; elbows bent
shoulder height with wrists above elbows.
- Pull elbows back behind shoulders as far as possible.
- Elbows should be able to freely travel behind shoulders symmetrically.
The distance elbows travel behind shoulders or range of motion
- Elbows must be kept at shoulder height during attempt for
consistent assessment protocol. A mirror may help monitor proper
form and assist in a more accurate assessment. Note any pain
or discomfort during movement. See Shoulder
Transverse Adductor Inflexibility and Protracted