How do we measure and quantify a person’s motor control and functional symmetry? The Y Balance Test (YBT). YBT allows us to quarter the body – left versus right and upper versus lower body - to test how the core and each extremity function under bodyweight loads.
Set-up: Place the point of attachments at knee height and spread the handles about the size of a door apart from each other. Then give the band a twist so that the tubing will cross in front of you. Step inside and face the point of attachment. Place the foam handles at the outside of the knees. Place your feet about shoulder width apart with toes out slightly. Cross arms across chest and maintain an upright posture.