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Single Leg Squat Test

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Other Names

  • Single Leg Squat Test
  • Single-leg squat (SLS)


Demonstration of the single leg squat test[1]
  • Evaluate for the cause of knee pain


  • Patient stands on ipsilateral leg, lifting contralateral limb off the ground
  • Arms are held out in front, hands clasped together
  • Ask the patient to squat down till about 60° knee flexion
  • Positive test
    • Pain
    • Instability



  • Unknown

See Also


  1. Ressman, John, Wilhelmus Johannes Andreas Grooten, and Eva Rasmussen-Barr. "Visual assessment of movement quality: a study on intra-and interrater reliability of a multi-segmental single leg squat test." BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 (2021): 1-11.
Created by:
John Kiel on 21 May 2023 18:15:46
Last edited:
21 May 2023 18:22:52