1. 30 second chair rise test: sit in normal chair with feet firmly on ground, seated near edge of chair, arms crossed across your chest. Start timer and begin to fully stand and fully sit as many times as possible (while maintaining balance/safety) in 30 seconds.
Below are normal values for various age groups over 60 years old.
How did you do?? Average? Above average? Below average?
2. Single leg balance: standing on 2 feet near a counter or wall. Attempt to raise one foot off the ground and without touching down or reaching out and touching the counter/wall, maintain balance as long as able. Below are age matched normative values.
How did you do??
Step 1: Stand next to something sturdy
Step 2: Outside leg forward in “split stance”
Step 3: Using legs, lower down to 1 knee (brace hand on knee if needed)
Step 4: Get your sprING on!
To get back up, reverse the steps shown, 4-1.
If you are unable to perform this due to balance issues, strength issues or pain, call your New Life Physical Therapist today to help reclaim an active life this Spring! Contact your New Life PT team to set up your in-clinic move assessment today!
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