- Stand or sit. Position bent arm up to side; elbow bent shoulder
height with wrist in front of elbow.
- Lower wrist down/back as far as possible while keeping elbow
directly lateral to shoulder. Repeat with opposite arm.
- Wrist should be able to travel below transverse plane of
shoulder. The distance wrist travels below shoulder or range
of motion is noted for each side.
- Elbow must be kept 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
Internal Rotation Inflexibility.