Too many toes test
This test assesses standing foot posture. If the person’s feet turn inward, instead of pointing straight ahead when walking or running, this is called in-toeing (also walking “pigeon-toed”). If feet point outward, instead of pointing straight, this is called out-toeing. This test will determine whether the person has an out-toe or an in-toe.
To perform the test
- Ask the customer to stand in a relaxed position, with their arms by their sides and looking straight ahead.
- Their weight should be equally distributed over both feet. Ensure that they don’t swivel to try and see what is happening behind them as this will affect the foot posture.
- Kneel down a couple of meters directly behind the person in-line with the long axis of one heel.
- Look at the heel. Can you see any toes on either side of the foot? Fig. 14 is an indication.
- If you see toes on the inside of the foot, record how many toes you see in the relevant field on the Sensokinetic website.
- If you see more than two (2) toes on the outside of the foot, record how many toes you see in the relevant field on the website.
- If the foot is balanced or you can’t see any toes, enter zero (0) in the relevant field on the website.
- Repeat for the other foot and enter the details in the relevant field on the website.
Too many toes test (in-toe, normal, out-toe)