Active Spinal Extension

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Instructions

Preparation

Lie prone on mat or floor with arms down by sides.

Execution

Slow raise torso as high as possible. Head looks forward, horizontal to floor

Measurement

Height of chin from floor is noted. Most individuals should be able to raise the chin at least 6 inches (15 cm).

Comments

It should be noted that individuals with longer trunks may be able to score better.

Active Spinal Extension Test

Assesses

Joint ROM: Spinal Hyperextension
Flexibility: Rectus Abdominis
Force: Active

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