Jump Test

Balance Front Hop

The test provides a qualitative assessment of a low impact jump with regards to movement coordination during landing.

Description

The Balance Front Hop test is a single-legged hop test over a distance of 40 cm on flat surface. It involves 5 consecutive hops each with the left and the right leg. The 3 best hops are evaluated. Hands shall rest on the waist during jumps. The test poses concentric and eccentric jump loads on the lower extremities. The goal is to land stable and hold the position for 3 seconds.

Test Preparation

  • Place 1x 40 cm square floor marker
  • Wear sports clothing and shoes
  • Light meal before testing is acceptable, but not obligatory

Equipment

1x Floor Marker Square

Applicable Type
Sport
Trauma
Contraindication

Increased surface temperature on injured structure

Pain in the lower limbs

Paramters Overview
  • 2 for range of motion
  • 2 for kinetics & agility
  • 9 for coordination
  • 3 for self reported outcomes
  • 7 for compliance

Test Procedure

1

Prepare for 1st Leg
  • Stand upright on both feet
  • Tip of shoes point at one edge of the floor marker
  • Put your hands on the hips
  • Get on one leg of choice
  • In case of an injury start with your healthy leg

2

Start
  • Hop on Start

3

Hop
  • Keep your hands on the hips
  • Hop straight over the square floor marker
  • Leave floor marker just behind

4

Land
  • Land just behind the square floor marker
  • Try to land as balanced as possible

5

Hold
  • Hold single-legged balance over 3 seconds until STOP
  • Keep landing foot entirely on the floor
  • Stay straight & minimize postural movement
  • Do not touch the floor with your free foot, unless needed for stabilizing

6

Repeats 1st Leg
  • Get back to the original start position
  • Get on the same leg as before
  • Repeat procedure 4 more times to perform 5 hops in total

7

Prepare for 2nd Leg
  • Get back to original start position
  • Put your hands on the hips
  • Switch to your opposite leg

8

2nd Leg Repeats
  • Attend to start instructions
  • Hop straight over the square floor marker
  • Keep your hands on the hips
  • Leave floor marker behind
  • Perform 5 hops in total

9

Stop
  • Get back to original start position and stand still
  • The test is completed on TEST COMPLETED
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