Single leg balance
Shift the body weight to the standing leg and lift the other ‘free’ leg directly in front towards the sensor, as if about to take a small step forwards. The test person will first balance on the right leg. Balance on one leg is measured when the body weight of the person is shifted to the same side as the standing leg.
The test person is asked to do the exercise with the heel of the free leg on the ground directly in front of the same hip, and at the level of the toes of the standing leg. The majority of the body weight should remain on the standing leg. This is considered partial weight bearing and less of challenge to balance due to a wider base of support.
Arms folded across the belly.
Feet 15 cm apart.
Feet pointing forward.
Lift the free leg immediately in front of the body, as shown in the instructional video. Avoid crossing the lifted leg over the standing leg. Avoid lifting the free leg too high, out to the side or behind the standing leg. This will trigger a ‘repeat test’ response.