Flexor Digitorum Longus Special Tests

FDL Strength Test

To do:

With the client seated, they flex their toes

The therapist tries to extend the client’s toes

Positive sign:

The client is unable to resit the therapist’s force

FDL Length Test

To do:

With the client seated, the therapist extends the client’s lateral 4 digits

Positive sign:

Limited range of motion or a stretch felt along the muscle

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: