With upper body return to sport testing, should you do both a Y Balance Test Upper Quarter and Closed Kinetic Chain Upper Extremity Stability Test (CKCUEST)?
What do they tell us? Is one a replacement for the other?
One of the ways I like to look at the upper extremity closed...
While it seems that upper body closed kinetic chain testing might not be relevant to ankle and knee injuries, its importance and the connection may surprise you.
I am frequently asked
“Why should I test someone in the closed kinetic chain when his sport is exclusively performed in the open kinetic chain?”
“Closed kinetic chain testing is not “functional” for a baseball pitcher, why do it?”