Materials: (1) Tape measure

Methods:

  • The patients stand on the leg to be tested, hop, and land on the same limb as far as possible
  • The distance hopped, measured at the level of the great toe, is measured and recorded to the nearest centimeter from a standard tape measure that is permanently affixed to the floor.

Video Demonstration by Brian Schwabe, DPT, CSCS

Reliability:

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Normative Data:

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Research:

1. Kramer JF, Nusca D, Fowler P, Webster-Bogaert S. Test-retest reliability of the one-leg hop test following ACL reconstruction. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 1992; 2: 240-243.

2. Paterno MV, Greenberger HB. The test-retest reliability of a one legged hop for distance in young adults with and without ACL reconstruction. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 1996; 6: 1-6.

3. Bolgla LA, Keskula DR. Reliability of lower extremity functional performance tests. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 1997; 26: 138-142.

4. Brosky JA, Nitz AJ, Malone TR, et al. Intrarater reliability of selected clinical outcome measures following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 1999; 29: 39-48.

5. Ross MD, et al. The relationship between participation restrictions and selected clinical measures following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surg, Sports Traumatol, Arthrosc. 2002; 10: 10–19.

6. Keays SL, Bullock-Saxton JE, Necombe P, et al. The relationship between knee strength and functional stability before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2003; 21: 231-237.

7. Gustavsson A, et al. A test battery for evaluating hop performance in patients with an ACL injury and patients who have undergone ACL reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2006; 14(8): 778-88.

8. Laxdal G, et al. A prospective comparison of bone-patellar tendon-bone and hamstring tendon grafts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in male patients. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007; 15: 115–125.

9. Reid A, et al. Hop Testing Provides a Reliable and Valid Outcome Measure During Rehabilitation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Physical Therapy. 2007; 87(3): 337–349.

10. Lentz TA, et al. Factors Associated With Function After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2009; 1(1): 47-53.

11. Wikstrom EA, et al. Self-Assessed Disability and Functional Performance in Individuals With and Without Ankle Instability: A Case Control Study. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2009; 39(6): 458-467.

12. Munro AG, Herrington LC. Between-session reliability of four hop tests and the agility T-test. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 2011; 25(5): 1470-1477.

13. Myer GD, et al. Utilization of Modified NFL Combine Testing to Identify Functional Deficits in Athletes Following ACL Reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2011; 41(6): 377–388.

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