Materials: (1) Tape measure

Methods:

  • Patients are instructed to stand on one leg and perform 3 consecutive hops as far as possible, landing on the same leg.
  • The total distance for 3 consecutive hops is recorded.

Video Demonstration from Brian Schwabe, DPT, CSCS

Reliability:

Study Population Type ICC
Munro et al, 2011 Recreational Female Athletes (Average age= 22.3) Test-Retest Reliability 0.80
Recreational Male Athletes (Average age= 22.8) 0.92
Reid et al, 2007 Young adults (Average age= 25.6) s/p ACLR Test-Retest Reliability 0.88
Bolgla et al, 1997 Asymptomatic Young adults (Average age= 24.5) Test-Retest Reliability 0.95

Normative Data:

Study Population Study Design Limb Symmetry Index MDC
Munro et al, 2011 Recreational Female Athletes (Average age= 22.3) Descriptive Laboratory Study 98.9%
Recreational Male Athletes (Average age= 22.8) 99.3%
Myers et al, 2011 Young adults w/o History of ACLR (Average age= 16.9) Case Control 100.0%
Young adults w/ History of ACLR (Average age=16.9 ) 91.0%
Reid et al, 2007 Young adults (Average age= 25.6) 16 weeks s/p ACLR Prospective, observational with repeated measures 82.6% 10.0%
Young adults (Average age= 25.6) 22 weeks s/p ACLR 87.7% 10.0%
Keays et al, 2003 Young Adults s/p ACLR (Average age= 27.0) Cohort Study 86.5%

Research:

1. Bolgla LA, Keskula DR. Reliability of lower extremity functional performance testsJournal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 1997; 26: 138-142.

2. Reid A, et al. Hop Testing Provides a Reliable and Valid Outcome Measure During Rehabilitation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament ReconstructionPhysical Therapy. 2007; 87(3): 337–349.

3. Munro AG, Herrington LC. Between-session reliability of four hop tests and the agility T-testJournal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 2011; 25(5): 1470-1477.

4. Myer GD, et al. Utilization of Modified NFL Combine Testing to Identify Functional Deficits in Athletes Following ACL ReconstructionJournal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2011; 41(6): 377–388.

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