Y-balance normative data for female collegiate volleyball players

Christy Hudson*, J. Craig Garrison, Kalyssa Pollard

*Corresponding author for this work

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Objective The Lower Quarter Y Balance (YBT-LQ) Test performance varies depending on competitive level, sport, gender, and age; therefore, determining normative scores specific to a population may be helpful in identifying injury-risk thresholds and return-to-play criteria following an injury. The purpose of this study was to determine normative YBT-LQ scores by assessing a subset of female, Division I volleyball players. Design A descriptive analysis cohort study. Participants Ninety healthy (19.6 ± 1.2 y/o), collegiate female volleyball players. Main outcome measures YBT-LQ was measured in 3 distinct directions of anterior (ANT), posteromedial (PM) and posterolateral (PL) on both the dominant and non-dominant limbs. In addition, a one way ANOVA was performed to determine mean group differences of YBT-LQ dominant and non-dominant limb composite score across position. Results Baseline values for this population were 94.1 ± 6.6% on the dominant limb and 93.9 ± 6.2% on the non-dominant limb. There were no significant differences for YBT-LQ composite scores on dominant (P = 0.867) and non-dominant (P = 0.989) limbs between position. Conclusions This study identified normative YBT-LQ composite scores for healthy, female, collegiate volleyball players. Participants performed similarly despite their position.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Therapy in Sport
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Collegiate
  • Lower extremity balance
  • Volleyball

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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