Why did we develop the 5 Minute Orthopedics 2.0 Symmetry test? Patients are often surprised to find out that their body is no longer symmetrical. Others have noticed that a certain area has been getting tight for years. Either way, going through an intensive 5 minute test of all major body joints checking for symmetry is well worth your time. Why? Joints that are not equal in their side to side or front to back motion don’t wear evenly. If you have any areas that are tight and not symmetrical and you don’t figure out what’s going on and/or fix these, you can bet that arthritis is in your future if it’s not already knocking at the door.
This is an 11 step test. You need to focus on whether you can attain the movement to the degree asked, whether the right and left are identical or different, whether the front/back is the same or different, and whether the lettered areas are differently tight on one side or the other. In addition, pay attention to which movements cause pain and where. If any movement causes significant pain, stop immediately and see a doctor. If you think any of these motions may injure you, don’t do this test and instead see a physician.
Take the test to see if you pass all areas! Click on the thumbnail above to see the bigger pdf!