Active Lying Straight-leg Raise (dowel)

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Instructions

Preparation

Lie supine floor or mat with board (approximately 2 x 6 inch or 5 x 15 cm) under knees. Place arms down to sides.

Execution

Raise leg with knee completely extended and ankle dorsiflexed. Repeat on opposite leg.

Measurement

Dowel or plumb line is placed next to inside ankle and allowed to dangle vertically between legs off floor. Position of dowel relative to lower leg is noted.

Comments

Opposite knee should remain in contact with board. Lower back and head should remain on floor.

Active Lying Straight-Leg Raise Test (with Dowel)

Assesses

Scoring

Rating Dowel Position
Excellent above hip
Good

between hip and midthigh
Fair between midthigh and knee
Low below knee

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