The Single Leg Balance Test

Tue May 28, 2013 by Greg Rose

Test Objective for the Single Leg Balance Test

The Single Leg Balance Test measures the golfer’s overall balance. It highlights any ankle mobility or proprioceptive imbalances from left to right as well as overall stability in the core.

How to Perform the Single Leg Balance Test

Have the player stand tall with their arms down by their sides, but not touching their sides, and elevate one leg until the thigh is parallel with the ground. Once stable, have them close their eyes and see how long they can maintain balance. Any re-positioning of the foot is considered a loss of balance. Record and repeat on the other side. More than 25 seconds is considered normal so stop the test after 25 seconds.

  • debschmer

    Please explain why eyes must be closed to measure balance when the eyes are part of the Vestibular system? Also, how does balancing with closed eyes correlate to the golf swing?

  • Anonymous User

    can you share validation and reliability statistics? thanks.

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