The Stability Score provides a convenient single metric to assess balance capability and Movement Health. Based on Sway and Control, this metric captures multiple aspects of balance.
The Stability Score provides a convenient single metric to assess balance capability. Based on combining Sway and Control, this metric captures multiple aspects of balance. These two concepts are desired for all individuals as they represent a greater global stability and better relative Movement Health.
The signatures above give an example of three different Balance Signatures and their corresponding Stability Scores.
Why the Stability Score?
A relative Stability Score provides a quick screening tool to identify potential balance issues for further investigation. This one single number allows for a few key benefits when compared to looking at the full spectrum of data that can be provided from the Balance Scan:
- It allows us to easily rank individuals and create thresholds for further investigation. For example, some of our partners utilize specific cutoffs to further evaluate individuals who fall below those thresholds.
- It allows for better motivation for individuals to improve and focus on movement quality.
What is a good Stability Score?
The Stability Score is presented by averaging the users Sway and Control scores. The average Stability Score across our database is 50. A score greater than 50 for a user can be interpreted as better than average, with a higher score representing a better relative balance capability.