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					                                                     Flexibility Screening
                                  To assess the overall flexibility of active adults and athletes
Name:_______________________________                                                              Date:_____________________

            Joint             1 Hypomobile                    2                              3                             4 Normal Mobility
Shoulder ROM (Attempt         Patient can reach arms          Patient can reach to           Patient can make contact      Patient can lock their hand
to meet hands behind the      behind back, but no             scapular spines and can        with finger tips. Can reach   behind their back. Can
back. Attempt to touch        further than ASIS and past      reach to mid-lumbar area.      within 1 inch of the          make contact with inferior
inferior angle of the         the neck. Cannot reach          Can reach within 2 inches      inferior scapular angle.      angle of the scapula.
scapula on the ipsilateral    ipsilateral inferior scapular   of the inferior scapular
side                          angle.                          angle.
Hamstrings (Touch toes)       10 inches or more from          Less than 10 inches from       Between 5 inches and          Able to reach toes or
                              touching toes. Cannot fully     touching toes. Cannot fully    touching toes. Knees fully    further with knees fully
                              extend knees.                   extend knees.                  extended.                     extended.
Quadriceps (Taking heel to    Can reach 90° knee bend.        Passed 90° to 110° with        At least 110° knee bend       140°+ knee bend with an
buttock, prone or             Trying to bend forward to       forward trunk bend to          with a erect trunk.           erect or extended trunk
standing)                     compensate.                     compensate
Neck ROM (take ear to         Less than 10° lateral head      10°-20° lateral head tilt      20°-30° lateral head tilt     Greater than 30° lateral
shoulder, chin to chest)      tilt and compensating by        and compensating by            without raising the           head tilt without raising
                              raising the clavicle. Unable    raising the clavicle. Slight   clavicle. Able to bend neck   the clavicle. Able to touch
                              to bend head forward.           forward head tilt and          forward within 2 inches of    chin to chest.
                              Unequal bilaterally.            rounding the shoulders for     the chin.
                                                              compensation
                                                                                                                                         Total:_______

What does your score mean?

4-8 Needs Improvement: You are considered hypomobile. Lack of flexibility may cause unnessecary pain/discomfort in regular daily activities.
Improve flexibility by stretching 3-5 times per day, every day.

9-12 Good: You are inflexible in some areas. Having poor flexibility increases the risk of injury in active daily living and athletics. Improve
flexibility by stretching 3-5 times per day, every day.
13-16 Excellent: Maintaining your current flexibility is important to prevent injury and unnessesary stress on the body. Always stretch after an
active warm-up and after exercise.



This scale has been made to motivate you to improve your health and flexibility to avoid injury and enjoy your life pain-free.




References: Starkey, C. Ryan, J. (2002). Evaluation of Orthopedic and Athletic Injuries, 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.

				
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