Materials: (1) Tape measure (15 cm thick)


  • The patient hops forward 3 times while alternately crossing over a marking
  • The patient is instructed to position themselves such that the first of the 3 hops was lateral with respect to the direction of crossover
  • The total distance hopped forward is recorded

Video Demonstration from Brian Schwabe, DPT, CSCS


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Normative Data:

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