Edmund M. Kosmahl, PT, EdD

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CALCANEAL INVERSION

 calcaneal inversion goniometry picture

Test Position

  • Subject prone
  • Stabilize tibia in sagittal plane (rotate hip or pelvis to align tibia)
  • Invert calcaneus

Normal Range

  • 2/3 of total range from extreme of inversion to extreme of eversion should be inversion. About 20o inversion (and 10o eversion) on average (Seibel MO: Foot Function: A Programmed Text,p. 72, Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins, 1988)
  • 37.0o + or - 4.5o (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)

Goniometer Alignment

  • Axis automatically positioned by alignment of goniometer arms
  • Stationary arm aligned with midline of leg
  • Moving arm aligned with midline of calcaneus

Normal End Feel

  • Capsular

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