Wrist Hinge Test (Radial-Ulnar Deviation)
Tue May 28, 2013 by Dr. Greg Rose
Test Objective for the Wrist Radial / Ulnar Deviation Test
This test determines the mobility of the wrist. The ability to both Ulnar and Radial deviate the wrist is imperative for proper release of the golf club, as well as power production in the golf swing.
How to Perform the Wrist Radial / Ulnar Deviation Test
In a standing position, begin test by placing arms down by your side and bend the elbows to 90 degrees. Next, make a fist in each hand and set your thumbs to point towards the ceiling. Once in this position you will begin the test by trying to hinge the wrists up and down. Remember to keep both palms facing directly at one another, and elbows locked during both phases of this test.