Running Test

15 Seconds Treadmill Run

The test provides a measure for global response of musculoskeletal systems of the lower limbs as well as information regarding functional capacity and agility. Results entail the distance ran, the running velocity and functional running parameters.


The 15 Seconds Treadmill Run test is a sub-maximal run test over a period of 15 seconds. It involves an individual running on a treadmill. The speed and inclination can be adjusted to adhere to different test purposes. For step test at different speeds or inclinations, the test can be repeated. Running characteristics are assessed for the entire period. The goal is to perform a normal run, similar to real life conditions.

Test Preparation

Start the treadmill and adjust a constant speed and inclination

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes


Pain in the lower limbs

Unable to run without stumbling



Applicable Area

Test Procedure


  • Make sure treadmill is ready to start
  • Stand next to the treadmill


Treadmill Initiation

Start the treadmill and run steady


  • Continue running on START
  • Run at your normal speed without stumbling


Running Period
  • Keep running for 15 seconds
  • Do not talk and focus on running


  • Listen to the countdown while keeping running
  • Continue running on STOP
  • The test is completed
  • Stop the treadmill


Optional Input
  • Enter self-reported outcomes
  • Enter notes
  • Assign labels

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