Floor Touch

Ft 1b IMG 0285

6) Floor Touchclick here.

This is a passive version of the Wall Touch assessment. Use the Floor Touch to determine if someone lacks the actual ROM of full shoulder flexion. If touching the floor with the hands and elbows overhead during the Floor Touch is easy, but touching the wall overhead is difficult or not possible during the Wall Touch, then the problem is neurological. There is too much activation around the joint to allow proper ROM. That is more of a training/coordination problem than a restriction/stretching problem.

If touching the ground with the hands and elbows is difficult in the Floor Touch then go to work with SMR and stretching techniques for the lats, pecs, and other muscles that limit overhead reach and you will likely see quick improvements.

Video coming soon.

Leave a Reply