What is Balance Asymmetry?

Balance asymmetry represents differences in balance capabilities between limbs assessed during the Balance Scan.

Balance Asymmetry Tooltip

Balance Asymmetry: asymmetry of balance from side-to-side

Balance Asymmetry represents differences in balance capabilities from side to side. Higher values indicate greater asymmetry, with typical values ranging between 0-20%.

A single value for Balance Asymmetry is presented as a percentage of relative asymmetry based on the Balance value for each limb. An asymmetry value of 0% reflects maximum symmetry between limbs, with higher asymmetry values reflecting greater asymmetry between limbs.

Small variations in asymmetry are common in people subjected to repeated testing and are typically not significant. Also, some people may exhibit high asymmetry due to known non-correctable issues such as pre-existing injuries. There are cases, however, where subjects unknowingly compensate with a better side, and where high asymmetry may reveal opportunities to improve overall balance capabilities.  Context knowledge of the subject is therefore important in using asymmetry information. 

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