The Clinical Importance of Navicular Drop and Navicular Drift
I am a big fan of teaching people how to measure the navicular drift and drop. However, the evidence is that for clinical use they are not that reliable, so that does limit the usefulness of these clinical tests in clinical practice.
Having said that, I still think we should be teaching how to do it, but in the context of the unreliability of them. The reason for this is that the concept behind navicular drift and drop does have implications for foot orthotic prescribing. [read more]