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Prone Heel to Butt Test – 2018 from The Active Life on Vimeo.

Assessment Standards

  • Perform before and after you warm up
  • This assessment requires a partner

Dr. Sean mentions “the kneeling test”. He’s referring to the Kneeling Butt to Heel Test.

Range of Motion Standards

  • Heel to butt
  • No pain or pinching
  • Hips don’t shift
  • Pelvis doesn’t lift off ground

Red Light

Pain in the back of the knee is a potentially dangerous finding. Avoid painful ranges of motion and go see a local doctor.

You should also contact an Active Life Doctor so we can provide additional guidance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Why test before and after warming up?

Answer: If range of motion improves as you warm up there is a good chance we can permanently improve range of motion with 1 on 1 Coaching.

If range of motion stays the same or gets worse when you warm up you need to speak with an Active Life Doctor.

Question: I feel pain during the assessment. Should I hammer through a few hundred air squats to see if it gets better?

Answer: Let me hit you with a “no”. Contact us with the red support button or click here to connect with one of our doctors.

Question: My knees hurt but I passed this test. What should I do?

Answer: Great question.

1. You should also complete the Kneeling Butt to Heel and Supine Hip Flexion Assessments. You may be limited in another area.

2. It’s possible you have a strength balance issue but we need more info to be sure. Contact us with the red support button or click here to connect with one of our doctors.