TIP 165 – ROM Hip Horizontal Extension Support

165aIf Hip Horizontal Extension is tested with the client seated, support the weight of the leg sufficiently.

This way the client does not have to engage their hip flexors, hip abductors or adductors for that purpose

This is especially important if there is a history of low back problems

165bAlternatively conduct the test in supine but be aware that the hip horizontal flexors (=horizontal adductors) will also control most of the horizontal extension in this position