A distance of 30ft is marked off for the patient. The patient is instructed to sprint forward a distance of 30ft (10yds) as fast as possible, immediately stop, and then perform a symmetric two-footed takeoff and vertical jump for maximum height. The patient will then perform a two-footed landing after the jump.
The patient’s sprinting, deceleration, and jumping and landing control will be assessed by the clinician for a PASS/FAIL grade based on the following criteria:
- Symmetrical loading and knee flexion during deceleration
- Feet hit the ground at the same time during landing
- Symmetric landing after jump
- Can decelerate without hesitation
Patient must demonstrate 3 of the 4 components to pass the test.