Table 2 : Association between ankle dorsiflexion range of motion and balance parameters
during the limits of stability test (Pearson r).


  Correlation between NWB DF AROM and Balance

Age Group EPE F MXE F EPE RF MXE RF EPE LF MXE LF

Young -0.003  0.15  0.34 0.48*  0.28 0.42
Older -0.49 -0.23 -0.06 0.17 -0.16 0.02

  Correlation between NWB DF PROM and Balance

Age Group EPE F MXE F EPE RF MXE RF EPE LF MXE LF

YOUNG -0.04  0.17  0.24 0.43*  0.18 0.51*
OLDER -0.07 -0.07 -0.01 0.36 -0.19 0.24

  Correlation between WBDF and Balance

Age Group EPE F MXE F EPE RF MXE RF EPE LF MXE LF

YOUNG -0.18 -0.31 0.07 -0.09 -0.04 -0.26
OLDER -0.03  0.002 0.48  0.53*  0.22  0.33

NWB: non-weight bearing; DF: dorsiflexion;
AROM: active range of motion; PROM: passive range of motion;
WBDF: weight bearing dorsiflexion; EPE: end point excursion;
MXE: maximum excursion; F: forward; RF: right forward;
LF: left forward; *P<0.05.

Norris et al.Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation  2016 3:6DOI : 10.7243/2055-2386-3-6