1-Leg-Rise Test | Physio Penrith

Updated: Jan 13, 2020

A recent article concluded that performance on the 1-leg-rise test was the only functional performance outcome to predict worse knee symptoms or function in post-ACLR patients.


Specifically, the inability to complete >22 1-leg rises 1 year after ACLR led to a KOOS-QOL score 6.5 points lower than those who performed >22 1-leg rises.


Meaning those that could perform >22 had better knee-related quality of life.


I think this is a good outcome measure for anyone with lower limb injuries and should be encouraged as an exercise to perform as part of any rehab or general strength program.


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Culvenor A, Collins N, Guermazi A, et al. Early Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis Features One Year After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Symptoms and Quality of Life at Three Years. Arthritis Care & Research 2016; 68 (6): 784–792.