Whats in the Physical Profile?
If you are about to fill out the form for your physical profile, please look at the following page to instruct you on how to do so. Record your results on the provided form and submit to us on this website.
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The sit and reach test.
This sit and reach test is done as follows. Two pictures show both legs being tested. To test either right or left leg, bend one leg at the knee and fold out to side. Measure the distance from your toes. If you cant reach your toes, then its a minus, if you can go past its a plus value.
The Straight leg raise test.
This is the straight leg raise. Raise one leg up, and remember to keep both legs straight. You are testing wether you can get your leg to 90 degrees. Swap legs for a result on the other leg. Record in degrees from the floor.
The Standard bridge test.
This test is done in a standard bridge. Adopt the standard bridge shown in the first two photos, then support your weight on one leg. if your pelvis dips to one side, you have failed. Swap legs for a result on the other leg.
The hip rotation test.
This is the hip rotation test. Test your hip mobility by doing this. The picture to the left is EXTERNAL rotation, and the picture on the right is INTERNAL rotation. Record the measurement in degrees from the centre. Record internal and external angles on both your right and left leg.
The hip flexor test.
For this test, you will need someone to bring your knee up to your chest or as far as it will go while relaxed. If the opposite leg raises slightly until there is a slight bend in the knee, or a hip raise, it is a fail on the leg that is raised. Repeat on the other side.
The sitting rotation test.
This test is done by rotating the upper body with a pole behind the back braced with both elbows. Without your knees moving, rotate to one side. Past 60 degrees is a pass, below 60 degrees is a fail. Record any imbalance you have in the comment section at the end of the form.
The shoulder stability test.
To do this test, retract the shoulder blades. If they touch in the middle and your shoulders and scapula are symmetrical, that is a pass. If one is ‘winging’, or they do not touch, it is a fail.
The shoulder rotation test.
This test is done by bringing the arms (in extension) over the head as shown above. Both elbows have to go past the head for a pass.
The deep extended squat.
For you to be able to pass this, the chest must stay upright, the heels must be in contact with the group and the spine cannot be flexed. If any of these do not happen, then it is a fail. Be strict with this test.
Single idependant rotation test.
Test the top half by rotating only the trunk. If your legs move, then it is a fail. (Pass shown in first two pictures). Rotate the bottom half of your body with the same principal. If your top half moves it is a fail. (Pass shown in third picture for bottom half independant rotation).
The pelvic tilt test.
This test is performed by tilting the pelvis from a neutral position to anterior (left), or posterior (right). If you cannot do this it is a fail. If you are unable to perform the anterior part, then its an anterior fail. If you cant perform a posterior tilt, its a posterior fail. If you cant do any, then both movements are fails.
Static balance test.
Ankle mobility test.
Copy the picture shown above. Adopt a kneeling position with 90 degrees between knees and ankles. Place a ruler at the end of your big toe and hold a pole. Bring your knee as far over your toe (without lifting the heel up), and record the measurement. We are looking for between +10cm to +12cm. Record anything past your toes as a plus value, and anything before as a minus.
This concludes all the tests for our muscular and skeletal profile. Please fill out your form on this website using the results you have gathered yourself. We will be able to offer support via telephone or email.