Passive Lying Straight-leg Lift

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Instructions

Preparation

Lie supine on floor or mat with hands behind neck. Test administrator stabilizes leg by placing one hand knee.

Execution

Administrator grasps ankle of other leg and raises straight leg slowly until mild discomfort is felt. Repeat on opposite leg.

Measurement

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.

Comments

Both legs should remain straight. Lower leg should remain on floor. Ankle remains relaxed or plantar flexed (pointed).

Passive Lying Straight-leg Lift Test

Assesses

Joint ROM: Hip Flexion
Flexibility: Hamstrings
Force: Passive

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