Where did the Y Balance Test come from? – What is the Y Balance Test? – Why use the Y Balance Test?
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What is the Y Balance Test, How did the Y Balance Test come to be? What are we trying to discover with it, and how did it get tied into the Functional Movement Systems program? Y Balance creator Phil Plisky tells the story of his balance screen.
“What makes the Y Balance Test unique is that it becomes a great test to identify if there is a problem in the system. Why would someone fail the lower quarter Y Balance Test? If a person is lacking ankle dorsiflexion, ankle stability or strength, knee range of motion, knee stability or strength, hip range of motion, hip stability, core mobility or shoulder mobility, all of these have to be functioning to perform the Y Balance Test well.” ~Phil Plisky
• Doctoral Dissertation (0:20)
• Star Excursion Balance Test (2:30)
• Getting Hooked up with Gray Cook (6:05)
• Differentiating the FM System Tools (8:35)
Phil Plisky is an assistant professor in the University of Evansville’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, and is the Director of ProRehab and the University of Evansville’s Sports Residency Program. His research focuses on comprehensive movement testing and injury prevention among athletes, military personnel and school-aged children–– research that led to the development of the Y Balance Test. He regularly lectures on return to sport testing, injury prevention and movement testing. You can learn more about his work via his websites at prorehab-pc.com and move2perform.com.
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