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Table 1 Scoring criteria for the lateral step down test

From: Limited ankle dorsiflexion increases the risk for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy in infantry recruits: a prospective cohort study

Criterion Interpretation Score
Arm strategy Removal of a hand off the waist 1
Trunk alignment Leaning in any direction 1
Pelvis plane Loss of horizontal plane 1
Knee position Tibial tuberosity medial to 2nd toe 1
Tibial tuberosity medial to medial border of foot 2
Steady stance Participant stepped down on non tested limb, or the foot wavered from side to side 1