Screening Hips – Squat

The Squat test assessment is part of the Performance Plus Assessment Series. To execute the Squat test, place your heels approximately shoulder width and the toes pointed slightly outwards. Drop into a squatting position with your neck neutrally situated, your back flat or slightly arched (not rounded), and knees pushed out. Place your hands straight out at shoulder height. To pass the Squat test, your upper leg must AT LEAST be parallel with the ground. A well-executed squat will have a closed knee angle with the chest up in a strong position with the weight on the heels, not out front (usually accompanied by a collapsed torso).