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Benjamin R. Wilson, Kaley E. Robertson, Jeremy M. Burnham, Michael C. Yonz, Mary Lloyd Ireland, and Brian Noehren

methods that identify individuals who may be at greatest risk for lower-extremity injury. One such method, the Y Balance Test, was developed by simplifying the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) by reducing it to 3 directions (anterior, posterolateral, and posteromedial), and providing standardized

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Jupil Ko, Erik Wikstrom, Yumeng Li, Michelle Weber, and Cathleen N. Brown

Balance impairments are linked to an increased risk of injury in those with a history of a lateral ankle sprain and chronic ankle instability (CAI). 1 , 2 The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) is one of the most common dynamic balance tests used to identify balance deficits in individuals with

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Emily H. Gabriel, Cameron J. Powden, and Matthew C. Hoch

functional tasks, have been implemented specifically to identify associations with lower-extremity injury occurrence. Two of the more established lower-extremity injury screening assessments include the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) and Y-Balance Test (YBT). 7 , 8 Both the SEBT and YBT are lower

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Nicole J. Chimera and Mallorie Larson

The lower quarter Y-Balance Test (YBT-LQ) is a clinical movement screening test aimed at assessing dynamic balance. The YBT-LQ utilizes unilateral stance while reaching in 3 reach directions: anterior, posteromedial, and posterolateral to assess both a composite reach score and asymmetry assessment

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Ghada Jouira, Haithem Rebai, and Sonia Sahli

Balance Test (SEBT). 9 It measures the ability to maintain single-leg stance on 1 leg, while the contralateral leg reaches as far as possible in 8 directions. The Y Balance Test (YBT), a version of the SEBT, has been widely used in athletes with typical development as a screening method for dynamic

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Muhammad Ridhuan Johari, Ying Hwa Kee, and Pui Wah Kong

Dance-specific Balance Test (DBT). While the literature generally concurs that dancing has potential value for enhancing postural control in both dancers and nondancers ( Alpert et al., 2009 ; Ambegaonkar et al., 2013 ), most of such studies relied on generic balance assessment tools that are devoid of

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Brice Picot, Romain Terrier, Nicolas Forestier, François Fourchet, and Patrick O. McKeon

Key Points ▸ The modified Star Excursion Balance Test (mSEBT) should be used as a reliable clinical tool to assess dynamic postural control. We propose a compact version of the mSEBT for clinicians. ▸ All three directions as well as the composite score should be evaluated independently. ▸ Procedure

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Abbis H. Jaffri, Thomas M. Newman, Brent I. Smith, Giampietro L. Vairo, Craig R. Denegar, William E. Buckley, and Sayers J. Miller

, such as quiet standing on force plates in laboratory settings, or using the Balance Error Scoring System in clinical settings. 8 – 10 However, because of the difference in task constraints involved in static and dynamic balance activities, static balance tests may not provide relevant information

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Peter Francis, Kay Gray, and Nic Perrem

Key Points ▸ Hip abductor strength is moderately associated with single-leg dynamic balance as measured by the Y-Balance test (YBT). ▸ The association between hip strength and single-leg dynamic balance is strongest during the posterior reaches of the YBT. ▸ The requirement for greater hip flexion

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Katelyn M. Christian and Matthew F. Moran

softball teams were specific to the upper extremity, 3 with 36% of chronic or overuse injuries located in the shoulder region. 4 A musculoskeletal assessment that can measure shoulder stability and flexibility may be beneficial as part of their athletic screening. The upper quarter Y-balance test (YBT