Lower Body Goniometric Assessment
Technique and potential restricting structures
By Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, COMT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, H/FS
For an introduction to goniometric assessment including definitions of specific terminology, defining a “good assessment,” discussion on what goniometry measures and best use, check out: Introduction to Goniometry
A list of potential restricting structures and links to articles on techniques specific to those structures is included below. The lists were compiled using various texts (1 – 8), clinical outcomes, and predictive models of postural dysfunction in an attempt to consider all of the muscular, articular, fascial and neural structures that may restrict each motion.