Range of Motion: Wrist Flexion

range of motion Jul 04, 2023


To test the wrist flexion range of motion with an inclinometer, follow these steps:

  1. Have the client adopt a seated position with their elbow tucked into their trunk and flexed at 90 degrees with their forearm pronated. This test can also be performed with the forearm supported if need be.
  2. Align the Measurz inclinometer with the third metacarpal, and instruct the client to flex their wrist downward.
  3. Hit the pause, followed by the save button and the Measurz inclinometer will generate the results for you. NB: Ideally we should be aiming to achieve at least 70 degrees of wrist flexion on this test.

The normal range of motion for wrist flexion is typically between 0 and 70 degrees. However, the exact range can vary depending on factors such as age, sex, and individual differences in anatomy and flexibility. 



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  2. Kendall, F. P., McCreary, E. K., & Provance, P. G. (2005). Muscles: Testing and Function, with Posture and Pain (5th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  3. Magee, D. J. (2020). Orthopedic Physical Assessment (7th ed.). Elsevier

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