Materials: Y Balance Test Kit.
- The patient stands on the center footplate, with the distal aspect of the right foot at the starting line
- While maintaining single leg stance on the right leg, the patient reaches with the free limb (left leg) in the anterior, posteromedial, and posterolateral directions in relation to the stance foot by pushing the indicator box as far as possible
- Participants complete 3 consecutive trials for each reach direction and to reduce fatigue subjects alternate limbs between each direction.
- Attempts are discarded and repeated if: The subject fails to maintain unilateral stance on the platform, Fails to maintain reach foot contact with the reach indicator on the target area while the reach indicator is in motion, Uses the reach indicator for stance support, or Fails to return the reach foot to the starting position under control
- The greatest reach of the three trials in each direction is recorded and the following formula is used to calculate the ‘Composite Score’
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