Heel-shin Test

In this video, the patient exhibits a positive heel-shin test on the right side. Compared to the left (normal) side, the right lower limb is seen to be rather clumsy.

The heel-shin test is a test to screen for ipsilateral cerebellar function. Once again, clear instructions are required for this test, and you could see that for the first couple of times, the examiner is holding the patient’s lower limb and teaching him how to do the test before asking him to do it himself.