This pattern begins with isolated shoulder flexion, leading to trunk extension/rotation, culminating in pelvic rotation that allows for the completion of the roll. The client lies prone with legs extended and slightly abducted; arms flexed overhead, also slightly abducted. When rolling toward the right side of the body, the axis of rotation is formed by the upper extremity of the side that the individual is rolling towards and the lower extremity of the side the individual is
rolling from, or in this case the right upper extremity and left lower extremity, respectively. The head should extend and rotate toward the opposite side. Remember, the head and neck are connected to the core, therefore where the head and neck lead the body will follow.
During this form of the test, the lower body should not contribute to the roll.
The body will always follow the head.