Goniometry: Shoulder Flexion

Anatomical Movement

Shoulder flexion

Testing position

Patient is supine with knees flexed. Palm facing medially and thumb is up. To start the test arm is to be by the patient's side

Goniometer Placement

AXIS LOCATION STATIONARY ARM MOVEMENT ARM
middle of humeral head laterally parallel with the trunk in line with the mid line of the humerus (lateral epicondyle)

Expected Findings

Expected range of motion is 0- 180 degrees[1]

References

  1. Norkin CC, White DJ. Measurement of joint motion: a guide to goniometry. FA Davis; 2016 Nov 18.