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Table 2 Recommendations for reactive balance test protocol

From: Bringing context to balance: development of a reactive balance test within the injury prevention and return to sport domain

Recommendation Rationale
Randomize order of stimuli Avoids stimulus anticipation for direction by subject
12 stimuli per axis As much as possible to improve reliability of visuomotor reaction time without exceeding a two minute test duration
Randomized interstimulus time Avoid stimulus anticipation for timing by subject
80% reach distance Balance perturbation, without the intend to impair accuracy
80% reach distance Balance perturbation, without the intend to cause balance error that discontinues test sequence