Goniometry: Ankle (Talocrural) Dorsiflexion

Anatomical Movement

Ankle (talocrural joint) dorsiflexion

Testing position

Patient is in prone with test-side ankle off plinth and leg in extension. Therapist to stabilise tibia

Goniometer Placement

AXIS LOCATION STATIONARY ARM MOVEMENT ARM
lateral calcaneus at bisection of fibula + 5th metatarsal parallell to fibular paralell with 5th metatarsal

Expected Findings

Expected range of motion with knee extension is 10 degrees. With knee flexion, expected range of motion is 20 degrees.[1]

References

  1. Norkin CC, White DJ. Measurement of joint motion: a guide to goniometry. FA Davis; 2016 Nov 18.