G.2. Lumbar Flexion SNAG: Standing

Antero-cranial glide through spinous or one transverse process

Lumbar flexion in standing

Pain with, or restriction of, lumbar flexion in standing


  • Use mobilisation belt to stabilize pelvis but not force posterior pelvic tilt
  • Vary vector of glide through range to track with the dynamic treatment plane
  • Have client slightly flex knees to relieve hamstring tension and hold bed for security
  • You might tape the acute lower dorsal and lumbar lesions after SNAGS to remind the patient