Reliability and MDC of the weight-bearing lunge test (WBLT)

Several versions of the WBLT have been developed. Are these versions clinically applicable in daily practice?

Decreased ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (DROM) is a risk factor for sustaining lower extremity injuries.A growing acceptance of weight-bearing DROM measurements has promoted  the development of several versions of the WBLT The WBLT involves a patient standing in tandem stance and performing a forward lunge. The involved foot is planted on the ground as the tibia is progressed over the talus into maximum dorsiflexion.


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