- Lie supine on floor or mat with hands behind neck. Test administrator
stabilizes leg by placing one hand knee.
- Administrator grasps ankle of other leg and raises straight
leg slowly until mild discomfort is felt. Repeat on opposite
- Angle of straight leg relative to floor is noted by placing
goniometer on its axis on greater trochanter or an placing a
inclinometer below the tibial tubercle. Other methods of measuring joint angles
may be considered. 80° to 90° is a desirable score.
- Both legs should remain straight. Lower leg should remain
on floor. Ankle remains relaxed or plantar flexed (pointed).