Materials: None needed, optional video recorder.
- Each participant carries out continuous tuck jumps for 10 seconds
- Patient attempts to lift the knees to hip height and attempts to land on the same spot
See ‘Interpretation’ for scoring rubric.
Both a neuromuscular training program (decreased from 5.4 ± 1.6 points to 4.9 ± 1.0 points) and a standard soccer in-season training program (decreased from 5.8 ± 1.6 to 5.0 ± 1.5 points) were able to significantly improve Tuck Jump Assessment scores (Klugman et al, 2011). Additionally, following augmented feedback training, deficits measured during the tuck-jump assessment were reduced by 23.6% in young female athletes (Stroube et al, 2013). This finding agrees with the randomized controlled trial conducted by Myer et al, which found a reduced Frontal Plane Knee Angle following augmented feedback training of 37.9% over 3 trials.
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