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Introduction
LTAD - a critique
Demands of the game
Profile of players
Functional screening
Resistance training
Speed and agility training
Integrated game conditioning
Periodisation
Content
Questions

Range of motion testing

Introduction

Aim

This topic will describe a number of key range of motion (ROM) tests that can be used within a S&C programme.

Outcome

The S&C coach will be able to administer a number of ROM tests to identify possible ROM limitations about key joints.

Key terms

Modified Thomas Test:

A test to assess the ROM about the hip joint and knee joint. The test assesses hip flexor muscle group ROM and knee flexor ROM.

Range of motion:

This is the range that a joint can complete under controlled active motion.

Quadriceps:

The large muscles on the front of the thigh.

Iliotibial Band:

The connective tissue on the outside of the thigh from the hip to the knee.

Gastrocnemius:

The large calf muscle.

Soleus:

The muscle directly involved in ankle flexion.