What is excursion testing?

The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) is a dynamic test that requires strength, flexibility, and proprioception. It is a measure of dynamic balance that provides a significant challenge to athletes and physically active individuals.

What is the goal of the Star Excursion balance Test quizlet?

The star excursion balance assessment is great for tracking progress in athletes and physically active individuals. It would also be useful for screening decreases in dynamic postural control for those suffering from musculoskeletal injuries in otherwise healthy and active adults.

What is the foot lift test?

The foot-lift test is another static balance assessment that involves single-legged stance on a firm surface. This test has distinguished between participants with and without CAI by demonstrating greater frequency of test-foot lifts over a 30-second trial.

Who invented the Star Excursion balance Test?

The SEBT is not an injury-specific test and has been the subject of research for almost 20 years, and was first described in 1998 (Gribble, Hertel & Plisky., 2012).

What is the squeeze test?

The “squeeze test” is a clinical test for detecting “stable” syndesmosis injuries. The test is positive when proximal compression of the calf produces pain in the area of the distal tibiofibular and interosseous ligaments.

Can the star excursion Chart be used for anything other than balance assessment?

Can the star excursion chart be used for anything other than balance assessment? The star excursion test would be useful for athletes and physically active individuals. You would NOT use this test in older adults and physically inactive individuals, these individuals would be best served using the Timed Up and Go Test.

Why are high flexibility scores not classified as excellent?

Extremely high flexibility is not classified as excellent because being too flexible can cause joint laxity, which can result in injury. If the sit-and-reach test is not the most accurate way to assess lower trunk and hamstring flexibility (and it’s not), then why is it still used as an assessment tool (and it is)?