Ely's Test

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Instructions

Preparation

Lie prone on bench, floor, or mat. Flex one knee.

Execution

Test administrator gently pushes heel of bent leg toward buttocks until resistance is felt or partner expresses discomfort. Repeat on opposite leg.

Measurement

Pelvis should remain on floor with no flexion at hip. If hip flexes while knee is flexed, a tightness in the Rectus Femoris is indicated. Knee should bend freely 135° or heel should touch buttocks.

Comments

None.

Ely's Test

Assesses

Joint ROM: Knee Flexion
Flexibility: Quadriceps (Rectus Femoris)
Force: Passive

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