When attempting to determine return to sport and/or work, the use of specific, reliable, and applicable functional testing provides objective criteria to make this determination. Below, several functional tests are described and analyzed.

Lower Extremity

Lower Quarter Y-Balance Test
Lateral Step-down
Tuck Jump
Single-Leg Hop For Distance
Single-Leg Triple Hop for Distance
Lateral Single-Leg Triple Hop for Distance
Medial Single-Leg Triple Hop for Distance
Single-Leg 6m Timed Hop Test

Upper Extremity

Upper Quarter Y-Balance Test
Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability Test
One-Arm Hop Test
Single Arm Seated Shot Put

Functional Movement Systems

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

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