Seated Trunk Rotation Assessment
Below are some videos of osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy demonstrating two simple seated rotational assessment strategies that can be used to objectively measure the range of motion available with spinal rotation.
Seated Dowel Stick Rotation Assessment
Have the individual place the stick across the front of the chest and then sitting with the feet flat on the ground. Ask the individual to rotate left and right and the degrees of rotation can be measured to assess ones range of motion available and compare left to right.
Seated Wall Trunk Rotation
Have the individual sit facing the wall and have them place their knees against the wall. Whilst sitting have them slide their hand along the wall and measure the distance they can rotate. The distance reached will give you an indication of the range of motion available and you can compare this from left to right.
This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.
Principle Four Osteopathy
Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.
The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.
The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.
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