- Stand or sit. Position bent arm up to side; elbow bent shoulder
height with wrist above elbow.
- Pull wrist back as far as possible while keeping elbow directly
lateral to shoulder. Repeat with opposite arm.
- Wrist should be able to travel slightly behind frontal plane
of shoulder. The distance wrist travels behind shoulder or range
of motion is noted in each side.
- Keep elbow squarely lateral to shoulder 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
External Rotation Inflexibility.