Prone Shoulder Flexion

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Instructions

Preparation

Lie prone on mat or therapy table. Position arms parallel to body pointing opposite direction of feet.

Execution

Keeping chest on surface, raise arms upward off of surface as high as possible.

Measurement

Administrator measures distance angle of upper arms relative to thoracic spine. Take note of any significant ROM differences between shoulders as well as any pain or discomfort during test.

Prone Shoulder Flexion

Assesses

Scoring

Normal shoulder flexion is 150º to 180º relative to thoracic spine.

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