As we age, the way our bodies move becomes more and more important to our wellness.The Mobility Test (formerly known as the Flexibility Test) examines how the body moves and may identify current or previous injuries.
To administer the test, simply have your client do their best squat with a dowel above their head. You want your client to be facing a wall with their feet 12-inches from the wall. The goal is that they do not touch the wall with their hands at the lowest point of the squat.
Then, enter which faults you observe: No Errors, Upper Body Only or Lower Body. Lower Body faults have the largest influence on our functionality as it’s our connection to the ground that determines many factors like balance, control, coordination, stability and mobility. If you observe both Upper Body and Lower body faults enter this as a lower body fault, where selecting the Upper Body means that there are errors in the Upper Body alone.
As we age, the way our bodies move becomes more and more important to our wellness. The Mobility Test (formerly known as the Flexibility Test) examines our functionality. Current or previous injuries that present mobility issues or habitual patterning that may cause problems in the future can be identified here.
Although we strongly recommend testing mobility with the Overhead Squat test, you can also administer the YMCA Yard Stick Flexibility test to measure flexibility instead. Finally, you can also use the Sit and Reach Test although it will require the purchase of a sit and reach box.
Learn more about Mobility and Flexibility.