Stork Test

AIM

To assess the balance of an individual on one foot

Equipment

Stopwatch

Procedure

  1. Remove shoes and stand on a flat surface with hands on hips
  2. Stand on one foot and position the other foot against the inside knee of the supporting leg
  3. On the starting signal, raise your heel and balance on the ball of your foot. Timing is commenced
  4. The timekeeper stops recording when:
  • One of both hands come off your hips
  • Your supporting foot switches or moves in any direction
  • The heel of the supporting foot touches the floor
  • Your non-supporting foot loses contact with the knee

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