The Four Stage Balance

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The Four Stage Balance Test is a validated measure recommended by the CDC to screen individuals for fall risk.

This test consists of four separate standing positions. Make sure to stand in a corner when performing these.

1. Feet together, try to hold for 30 seconds (3 trials)
2. Feet semi-tandem, try to hold for 30 seconds (3 trials)
3. Feet tandem, try to hold for 30 seconds (3 trials)
4. Single leg balance, try to hold for 30 seconds (3 trials each leg)