Sagittal Plane Range of Motion of the Pediatric Ankle Joint Academic Article uri icon


  • Measurement of ankle dorsiflexion is a routine part of the podiatric examination of children, yet the reliability of this measure is largely unknown in healthy individuals. This study assessed the intrarater and interrater reliability of the first and second resistance levels of sagittal ankle range of motion in 4- to 6-year-old children. The results show that measures of ankle dorsiflexion in children are highly variable among examiners, and, in general, gastrocnemius range of motion is more reliable than soleal range of motion. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 96(5): 418–422, 2006)

publication date

  • September 1, 2006