Purpose: Assess and compare posterior chain flexibility to healthy norms.
Equipment: Yardstick and tape.
Procedure: Before testing allow participant to adequately stretch as well as perform moderate aerobic exercise. Consult with the participant about any past muscular problems in their back.
- The participant must sit without shoes and heels need to bisect the yardstick. The heels should not pass the 15 inch segment that is taped off.
- Hands are placed on top of each other straight out in front of the subject.
- He or she slowly reaches forward touching the yardstick holding for two seconds.
- The better of two trials performed is recorded.