Materials: (2) strips of athletic tape (width of 1.5 inches) placed parallel to each other (36 inches apart) on the floor
- The starting position for the test is with one hand on each piece of tape while assuming a pushup position.
- The patient is instructed that from the starting position they are to use one hand to reach across their body and touch the piece of tape lying under the opposing hand.
- After touching the tape line, the hand is returned to the original starting position.
- The subject then performs the same movement with the other hand.
- Touches are counted as every time the hand reaches across the patient’s body and touches the tape.
- The total time for the trial is 15 seconds.
- Each subject performs a warm up trial and then three real trials of the test with a rest period of 45 seconds between trials.
- An average of the three trials is used for the test score.
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