Not sure how to test shoulder mobility? Here’s the Apley’s Scratch test

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Test Results

Check both sides and note down your scores.

Excellent - fingers overlapping

Good - fingers touching

Average - fingers less than 2 inches apart

Poor - fingers more than 2 inches apart! 


Want to improve your scores?

Then check out Part 2 of this post where we show you the 3 exercises you need to improve shoulder mobility!


Part 2 - Shoulder Mobility Drills


Perform these drills daily for 2 weeks and then retest. If you're still having trouble with your shoulder mobility or you're in pain then drop us a line via the contact form. We're a Sports Massage Clinic based in Cambridge, UK and can help with assessment and treatment of shoulder pain. Take it easy guys and keep stretching!!


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Headstart Sports Injury and Performance Clinic is owned and run by experienced sports massage therapist Vicki Marsh. We are based in Cambridge, UK, and specialise in resolving complex injuries that are causing acute or chronic pain,affecting quality of life and sporting performance. Vicki has over 12 years experience delivering sports massage to rowers, runners, international athletes and Olympic medallists.

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