Movement Maps


An empty movement map A movement map showing the mid position Bending Forward (Flexion) A movement circle showing slight movement into flexion A movement circle showing movement to the right side A movement circle showing side to side movement in extension A movement map showing a flexed position A movement map showing an extended position

 

Movement Maps are used to discover how to move and position the back.

Movement Maps represent the normal range of mobility when symptom free and are used throughout the Back-in-Rehab Programme to enhance awareness and understanding of movement.

  • Green arrows represent movement.
  • Green dots represents the current position.
View from above

View from above

Imagine looking down at the top of your head as you stand inside a circle

The outer circle represents the extremes of movement in different directions

Bending Forward (Flexion)

Bending Forward (Flexion)

Green arrows represent the direction and extent of movement

Bending Forward Slightly

Bending Forward Slightly

 

Current Position

Current Position

The green dot is used to represent the current position at any given moment in time.

With the green dot is in the centre of the movement map where there is maximal potential for movement in ALL directions

Flexed Position

Flexed Position

This indicates a position near the limit of forward bending