Brill Physical Therapy Self-Test

Check Your Balance

Balance is very important in everything you do. This self-test will help reveal the power and strength of the muscles in your lower extremities. Here is a quick test to see how good your balance is.

1)    Place a piece of paper on the floor as your mark.

2)    Stand on one foot and jump up and down 10 times. (Make sure that you land with a slightly bent knee.)

3)    Switch to the opposite foot and repeat.

Evaluate your results!

Did you miss the paper when landing or have other trouble completing this jumping? This means your balance is not as good as it could be. Balance requires strong feet and ankles and motor control, as well as abdominal and overall leg strength.