Toe Touch Test

This test measures the flexibility of the lower back and hamstring muscles, similar to what is measured with the sit and reach test performed while sitting. Lower back flexibility is important because tightness in this area is implicated in lumbar lordosis, forward pelvic tilt and lower back pain. The procedure for the toe touch test is the same as for the Schober test, though in the schober test the measurement is taken at the spine.

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