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Single Leg Squat Assessment

Like the overhead squat assessment the single leg squat assessment aims to check flexibility during movement, core strength, balance and muscular control. Single leg squat assessments are more advanced and a less popular method of collecting information.

To perform a single leg squat assessment you’ll need a friend or a way to record yourself. You’ll want to perform this assessment from an anterior view.

  • Start with hands on hips, eyes forward and looking at something in front of you.
  • Your feet should point forward with feet, ankle, knee and LPHC in a neutral position.
  • Lifting one leg, begin to squat to a comfortable level on the other leg before returning to the starting position.
  • Repeat 5 times.

When reviewing this assessment you’ll want to look at the knee and make sure it’s tracking in line with the foot. If your knee is moving inward you may have some imbalances that need to be addressed. See the following table for more information.

CheckpointCompensationOveractiveUnderactive
KneeMove inwardAdductor complex
Biceps femoris
TFL
Vastus lateralis
GLuteus
Vasto medialis oblique