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Excerpts — Functional Testing in Human Performance

What is functional testing?

What is function testing and why is it important?

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Assessing a client in an occupational setting

An assessment of a 38-year-old with L4-L5 lumbar radiculopathy.

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Assess trunk stability with rotational test

Assess multiplanar trunk stability using this rotational stability test.

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Zigzag run test for power, speed, quickness, and body control

This test also helps to assess lower extremity control.

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Progressive isoinertial lifting evaluation (PILE)

Assess a client’s ability to perform repetitive lifting as quickly as possible.

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