Balance and Coordination and Fitness topendsports.com
“..There are two types of balance: static and dynamic. Static balance is maintaining equilibrium when stationary, while dynamic balance is maintaining equilibrium when moving. We use our eyes, ears and ‘body sense’ to help retain our balance. Coordination is a complex skill that requires not only good balance, but good levels of other fitness components such strength and agility. Balance and coordination can be improved through practice and training within specific sports…”

Fitness Test

Static

TFT Static Balance Test – YouTube

1. Romberg Test

Romberg Test physio-pedia.com
‘… is an appropriate tool to diagnose sensory ataxia, a gait disturbance caused by abnormal proprioception involving information about the location of the joints. It is also proven to be sensitive and accurate means of measuring the degree of disequilibrium caused by the central vertigo, peripheral vertigo and head trauma. [1] It has been used in clinic for 150 years [2] ..

Purpose

The Romberg test is used to demonstrate the effects of posterior column disease upon human upright postural control. Posterior column disease involves selective damaging of the posterior column, known as tabes dorsalis neurosyphilis. The Romberg test is used for the clinical assessment of patients with disequilibrium or ataxia from sensory and motor disorders. “

Sharpened Romberg – YouTube

Sharpened Romberg Test – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM7s7Sqc6NA
“Remedy Pain and Performance
Published on Mar 9, 2015
Great assessment to determine your balance as well as an easy drill to improve balance.

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Inability to do this (15 seconds eyes open), something wrong with ear or preceptive

Romberg Test
https://youtu.be/AHBlWW3pk3A
*close your eyes after having it open for first 30 seconds

2. Stork-Stand Balance Test

Stork Balance Stand Test topendsports.com
“..purpose: To assess the ability to balance on the ball of the foot…”

Stork Balance Stand Test – YouTube

3. McGill’s Torso Muscular Endurance Test Battery
*see Fitness: Morning Routine-Different types of Sit-Ups-Crunches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

McGill’s Torso Muscular Endurance Test Battery Blog by:Akshita Piplani bfysportsnfitness Posted on November 24, 2016 bfyblogs.com
“..1)To evaluate balanced core strength and stability, it is important to assess all sides of the torso.

2)Poor endurance capacity of the torso muscles or an imbalance between these three muscle groups can contribute to low-back dysfunction and core instability…”

McGill’s Torso Test – YouTube

-Others

Testing Your Core: Part 4 graychiropractic.ca
“..In the table below you can review the normal ratios when comparing endurance scores between the Trunk Extensors, Trunk Flexors (abdominals), and Lateral Trunk Muscles…”
*trunk lateral endurance test (a.k.a. “side bridge test”)

Side Bridge Muscle Testing
by Kim Nunley healthyliving.azcentral.com

The 7 Stage Abdominal Strength Test – YouTube

Dynamic

Dynamic Balance Test: Can You Do It? – YouTube

Stability & Mobility Training

Static Balance

Training for Balance, Training for Life Christopher Gagliardi by Christopher Gagliardi
on March 28, 2013 acefitness.org
“..Center of Gravity (COG)

Line of Gravity (LOG)

Gravity acts on the body in a straight line through the COG toward the center of the earth. The line of gravity must fall within the base of support to maintain balance without moving.

Base of Support (BOS)

This is the area beneath the body that is encompassed when one continuous line connects all points of the body that are in contact of the ground…

Center of Gravity & Static Balance Tutorials – YouTube

Exercises to Improve Dynamic & Static Balance : Fitness … – YouTube

=>Single Leg

Balance – Dynamic Single-Leg Stand – YouTube

Balance – Blind Static Single Leg Stand (Advanced) – YouTube

Stability – Single Leg Balance Reach (Frontal) – YouTube

Stability – Single Leg Balance Reach (Multiplane) – YouTube

Single Leg Balance with Hip Flexion – YouTube

Single-leg balance + contralateral arm reach – YouTube

Increase balance and stability…DB Single-Leg/Reverse Curl – YouTube

Single Leg Balance + Hip Abduction | Chris Johnson PT – YouTube

Stability – Single Leg Balance on a Bosu (Static) – YouTube

Static Balance activities- 4-ways single leg stance – YouTube

Exercises

Dynamic

Dynamic Balance Workout – YouTube

Both

Balance Training Exercises

Exercises to Improve Dynamic & Static Balance : Fitness … – YouTube

Others

Fitness Tests thepegeek.com
‘Fitness Tests is the quick, easy handbook guide for PE teachers, sports coaches, personal trainers or anyone looking to measure their fitness.

The app allows for swift reference of over 30 fitness tests from aerobic capacity, through to flexibility. Upon selecting your test you will be provided with the aim, equipment, procedure and the norm standards so that you can easily and accurately complete the tests you desire.

***Procedures and norms for the following tests are included within the app

20m Shuttle Run, 12 Minute Run, 1.6km Run, Harvard Step Test, Queens Step Test
300/400/800m Run Tests, RAST tests
Handgrip Dynamometer, 1RM Bench Press, 1RM Leg Press
Timed Push-ups, Pull Up Test, Squats Test
Sit and Reach Test, Trunk Rotation Test, Shoulder Elevation Test
Waist Circumference, Body Mass Index, Waist-Hip Ratio
Vertical Jump Test, Standing Broad Jump
35m Sprint, 50m Sprint
Illinois Agility Test, T-Test
Stork Balance Test, Standing Balance Test
Alternate Hand Wall Test, Soft Drink Can Test
Ruler Drop Test
..”

*see Fitness: Physiology of Exercise goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Fullerton Advanced Balance

FAB Scale

Test Administration Instructions for the Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale us.humankinetics.com

Fullerton Advanced Balance (FAB) Scale sites.duke.edu
“…

To assess balance

Equipment: Stopwatch, pencil, yardstick, 6-inch high bench, tape, foam pads for standing, metronome.

PRACTICAL NOTE: The Short Form of the Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale includes only the 4 sections with asterisks. These tests are straightforward to administer and less time-intensive than performance of the complete battery.

10 sections:
•Stand with feet together and eyes closed
•Reach forward to retrieve an object (pencil) held at shoulder height with outstretched arm
•Turn 360 degrees in right and left directions
•Step up onto and over a 6-inch bench*
*more flexibility (see Fitness: Various kinds of Stretches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com) exercises, lower body (*see hip, knee Medical: Knee Dislocation-Causes, treatment, healing, etc…? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com/ , ankle, etc.. Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com
)

•Tandem walk*
•Stand on one leg*
•Stand on foam with eyes closed*
•Two-footed jump for distance
*work on upper (see Fitness: Upper Body Workouts-Arms, Biceps, etc… goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com/) and lower (w/resistance bands Fitness: Various Resistance Training Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com/
•Walk with head turns
*work on vestibular, vision, and COG (see Health: Natural Healthy Ways to Improve Your Eye Sight? , goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com ),
•Reactive postural control
*work on posture (see Fitness: How to reverse common Abnormal Postures? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com) , COG, and lower body (hips and kneese- see down below) using resistance bands

[FAB Scale Administration Instructions]

[FAB Short Form Scoring Sheet]

[FAB Full Scale Scoring Sheet]

[FAB Scale Interpretation]…”

Standing-Feet Together Eyes Close (Balance

National Stroke Association
Published on Aug 21, 2015
This is a beginning balance exercise. Hold still for 30-60 seconds. Add difficulty by closing your eyes. Perform this exercise next to a counter or in a narrow hallway in case you must catch yourself from falling.
*need to work on Center of Gravity, somatosensory cues, and strengthening hips (see Fitness: Various Exercises for the Hip goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Multidirectional Reach Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_RU5m1BxdU
*fear of falling, lower body weakness (*see Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com
)

Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale

*includes: 360 degree turn, step over bench
-> dizziness (see Health: Natural Healthy Ways to Improve Your Eye Sight? , goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com ), poor lower body (*see Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com )

Active Aging Tandem Walk Balance and Function … – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ferfe-OMo
*work on COG (Center of Gravity), vision, and hips (see above)

Balance – Static Single-Leg Stand

*work on COG (Center of Gravity), vision, and hips (see above)

Fall Prevention Exercises (Balance Series) – Head Turn Walking …

*work on vision, and lower body(see above)

Anticipatory and Reactive Balance Testing- Mary Emminger, Carly Sno, Kelsey Lewis

Fullerton Advanced Balance (FAB) SCALE – YouTube

Berg Balance Scale

Berg Balance Test – YouTube

Berg Balance Scale – YouTube

Berg Balance Scale (Test): How to Do- Physical Therapy … – YouTube

Tinetti Assessment Tool: Gait – YouTube

Tinetti Balance Test – YouTube

TINETTI Assessment – YouTube

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