ASSESS YOUR FALL RISK WITH A
30 SECOND SIT-TO-STAND SELF TEST
By Biagio Mazza
So, what are some easy self-tests that you can do to assess your fall risk?
One of our favorites is a 30-second sit-to-stand test. What you're gonna do is your gonna find a chair. You're not allowed to use the arms on here. You have to cross your hands across so you're not pushing off your legs or off the chair.
As fast as you can for 30 seconds, you are goning to come up and down. You must touch your rear end to the chair for it to count as a repetition.
So you're going to come up and then back down, counting your reps for 30 seconds. You can have somebody count for you, or have somebody take time for you.
The normative values for the number of times that you can get up and down are age-dependent. For example, if you are approximately 60 years old, your average number is somewhere between 12 and 19. If you're higher than that, fantastic! If you're lower than that, you actually classify as a fall risk.
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