- Stand or sit. Position bent arm up to side; elbow bent shoulder
height with wrist above elbow. Administrator stands at side of
subject and grasps subject's elbow and wrist.
- Administrator keeps subject's elbow directly lateral to subject's
shoulder while gently pulling wrist back until tightness is felt
or subject expresses slight discomfort. Repeat with opposite
- Wrist should be able to travel slightly behind frontal plane
of shoulder. The distance wrist travels behind shoulder or range
of motion is noted for each side.
- Administrator must keep elbow squarely lateral to shoulder
for consistent assessment protocol. Note any pain or discomfort
during movement. See Shoulder
External Rotation Inflexibility.