Does your single leg hop look like this?

Single Leg Hop

A number of injuries can be avoided by having good motor control, muscle strength, range of motion and balance.

It is not uncommon for us to assess people during functional activities like a squat, single leg balance or single leg hop and notice significant changes. The video below demonstrates a poor single leg hop pattern in a young adult female. This type of landing could result in rupture or the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL), medial meniscus, patellofemoral pain syndrome, ankle and hip problems.

Anyone who plays a sport that requires jumping and landing, such as AFL, netball, rugby league, rugby union etc and displays this pattern should be assessed to avoid injury.

If you would like to speak to one of our physiotherapists or to book an appointment call (02) 9871 2022 (Carlingford) or (02) 9672 6752 (Kellyville).