Range of Motion: Ankle First Toe Extension

range of motion Jun 28, 2023

 To test 1st Toe Extension range of motion with an inclinometer, follow these steps:

  1. With their shoes and socks off, get your client to lie down in a supine position on a massage table.
  2. With their foot in a neutral position, align the Measurz inclinometer in a vertical position alongside their big toe.
  3. Hit the play button on the inclinometer, before taking the client’s big toe passively into extension as far back as it can go.
  4. Press the pause, and then the save button to record and view the results NB: Aiming for a result of at least 70 degrees of big toe extension.

The normal range of motion for 1st Toe Extension can vary depending on a person's age, gender, and physical activity level. However, on average, the normal range of 1st Toe Extension range of motion is around 70-90 degrees.



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  2. Magee, D. J. (2014). Orthopedic physical assessment (6th ed.). Saunders/Elsevier.
  3. Kisner, C., & Colby, L. A. (2017). Therapeutic exercise: Foundations and techniques (7th ed.). F.A. Davis Company.

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