- Lie supine on floor or mat with hands behind neck. Test administrator
stabilizes leg by placing one hand on 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 placing inclinometer
below the tibial tubercle. Other methods of measuring
joint angles may be considered. 80° to 90° is a desirable
- Both legs should remain straight. Lower leg should remain
on floor. Ankle remains relaxed or plantar flexed (pointed).