Heel-to-Shin Test

In this test, the patient is asked to lie supine and place his/her right heel on their left shin just below the knee and then slide it down their shin to the top of their foot, repeating as quickly and as accurately as possible. Have the patient repeat this movement with the other foot. An inability to perform this motion in a relatively rapid cadence is abnormal. The heel to shin test is a measure of coordination and may be abnormal if there is loss of motor strength, proprioception or a cerebellar lesion.  The simulated activity allows the user to examine the

coordination of the patient through the patient’s heel movement played using an animation.



Simulation Type

Condition, Using animation

Gender Specific

No, Common for both gender

Conditions Simulated

     Normal Movement

     Abnormal Movement


      Click ‘Right/Left’ toggle button to select the leg.

      Click ‘Start‘ button to start the test.

      Click ‘Reset‘ button to repeat the test.