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Strength Testing with Single Leg Squat Test assessment Feb 15, 2018

Why The Single-Leg Squat Test Is Important

The single-leg squat (also known as a single leg sit to stand test) is a test used to assess dynamic hip control and lower limb function and has practical relevance to any sport involving landing, cutting, or running (Stickler, Finley, & Gulgin,...

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Strength Testing with Calf Raises assessment Feb 15, 2018

Why Is Calf Strength Important?

The calves play a significant role in daily life, as well as in many sporting endeavours including running where the Gastroc and Soleus complex are found to be the primary propulsors for forward movement (Hamner et al 2010) and research has shown that these muscles...

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Strength Testing with the Leg Curl assessment Feb 15, 2018

Why Is Hamstring Strength Important?

The hamstrings are a group of muscles comprising the biceps femoris (long and short heads), semitendinosus, and semimembranosus. Together, these assist in various combinations to extend the hip, and flex and rotate the knee.

They are also especially important...

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Strength Testing with the Leg Extension assessment Feb 15, 2018

Why Use Leg Extension Strength Testing?

Assessing the muscular strength of the lower limbs generally involves compound movements which is an excellent method to determine global lower limb strength.

However, it is often important to more finely identify deficits in individual muscle groups for...

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Strength Testing with the Leg Press assessment Feb 15, 2018

Why Perform Strength Testing?

Muscle strength is the foundation of human movement and of vital importance regardless of age or activity level. Assessing muscle strength has often been part of any health and fitness professionals assessment process, whether to identify deficiencies or imbalances...

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How To Perform The Upper Quarter Y-Balance Test assessment Feb 15, 2018

What Is The Upper Quarter Y-Balance Test (UQYBT)?

The Upper Quarter Y Balance Test (UQYBT) was developed as a clinical test for upper extremity function. It involves the patient setting themselves in the push-up position using a tool like The MAT or the Mega MAT and reaching as far as they...

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Say It's Fast Three Times! - The Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Test - More Than Just a Tongue Twister assessment Feb 14, 2018

What Is The Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Test (CKCUET)?

The Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Test (CKCUET) is a simple, easy-to-implement, test to measure your patient or client's strength, power, endurance, and stability of the upper extremities. It can be used in the...

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Why You Need To Use The Limb Symmetry Index assessment Feb 14, 2018

What Is The Limb Symmetry Index (LSI)?

The Limb Symmetry Index (LSI) is a ratio of performance between limbs that is frequently used to assess the function of the lower limb and track the progression of rehabilitation post-Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction. 

The Limb Symmetry Index...

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3 REASONS TO PERFORM THIS SIMPLE TEST: Weight Bearing Lunge Test assessment Feb 14, 2018

Unlock your athlete’s potential by assessing their ankle!

If you are trapped into only assessing that knee or hip that your patient is complaining about then we want to give you 3 reasons why you should be getting those shoes off and perform the Weight-Bearing Lunge Test (WBLT).

Often, the...

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Why you should be using the WBLT with your patients and clients! assessment Feb 14, 2018

What Is The Weight Bearing Lunge Test (WBLT)?

The Weight-Bearing Lunge Test (WBLT) is a quick and convenient test used to “determine dorsiflexion ROM” (Hall. E and Docherty. C, 2017) in a weight-bearing position (closed Kinetic chain).

Why Use The Weight Bearing Lunge Test (WBLT)?

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How to perform the SEBT (Star Excursion Balance Test). assessment Feb 14, 2018

What Is The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT)?

The SEBT is a multiplane dynamic test designed to assess the ability of the patient or client to control the strength, mobility and balance of many joints and muscles of the lower limb across a range of different directions.

The SEBT has been used...

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One of the MOST IMPORTANT questions to ask your patients Nov 28, 2017

MAT strategies to out-perform your patient’s expectations!

The clinical interview is one of the most important processes to get right with your patients.

Doing this well will open the door for you to build rapport with your patient and also is the moment to make an important first...

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