6M Timed Hop Test – Return To Sport Testing

The goal of this test is to consecutively hop as fast as possible on the same leg for six meters, aiming to “stick” the final landing. The performance goal is to have the recently injured limb within 10% of the uninjured limb. Poor performance on this hop test (greater than 10% difference between limbs) can identify those at risk of re-injury. Video Highlights This test is unique from the others as it adds a time component goal to the movement. With this addition, the athlete's focus could shift from quality of the movement to the quantity (time) spent performing the test. It is important to remind the athlete not to sacrifice the quality of their movement for a better time.
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