Movement Impairment


Discomfort when bending backwardsLateral Discomfort

Clarifying areas of movement impairment helps to identify areas of pain free movement.

Pain and discomfort can restrict normal movement and is often present with both acute and chronic back conditions. Areas of impairment, discomfort or restriction are indicated by the areas shaded in grey. Larger grey regions represent larger movement impairments.

  • The pattern of movement impairments varies with different conditions.
  • The degree of¬†impairment also varies with the perceived intensity of the problem.
  • White areas, indicate regions of pain free, comfortable movement.

Identify individual Movement impairments in order to clearly identify areas of pain free movement.