Flexibility Measurements


Range of Motion

Range of motion is measured using a goniometer, a device that indicates the degrees of movement available in a particular joint. Both active and passive motions are evaluated.  Good range of motion is needed for both individual joint and total body movements.

Sit and Reach Test

The sit and reach is a test to measure hip, low back and hamstring flexibility. The test is performed while sitting on the floor with shoes removed and feet placed against the sit and reach box. The person being tested reaches forward with both hands as far as possible.