- Sit on floor or mat with knees straight.
- Reach toward or beyond toes or bring torso toward legs. Hold
- The quality of the stretch should be examined for smoothness
of spinal curve and the angle of hip (near 90° or more).
See Sit and Reach Calculator
for scoring reach with feet against sit and reach box.
- Feet may be plantar flexed or placed against box, but protocol/norms
must be kept consistent for comparisons since ankle
position can affect hip flexion performance. Also see Seated Hamstring
Stretch. If too great of spinal flexion is detected and greater
hamstring flexibility is required, hamstring stretches that do
not involve spinal flexion should be prescribed (eg: Lying
Single Leg Hamstring Stretch). Other stretches performed
by participant should also be modified if spine is found to be
hypermobile. Also see concern for too great of flexibility in
Stretching and Flexibility.
- Joint ROM