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Knee Flexion

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Description of Movement

Flexion of the knee (lower leg) is the movement that brings your heel closer to your buttocks as in running


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Range 130 degrees

Total 130° from full extension to full flexion  TIP 350 [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-line-chart” title=”Measurement” tab_id=”1453645099727-443b9839-1143584b-831a” add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]


  • In degrees, or
  • Distance heel to buttocks in centimeters

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ADLs affected by restriction

  • Running
  • Walking
  • Squatting
  • Sitting

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Special Notes

  • The hamstrings are likely to cramp towards end range, especially in AROM
  • If there is pain in the lower back follow up with a Pheasant Test
  • In most cases this test will be restricted by the length of the rectus femoris or by soft tissue approximation in the case of large thighs and/or calves
  • To find the true motion of knee flexion the hip has to be flexed to slacken rectus femoris TIP 181

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