Physical Agility Test is the ability to change the direction of the body in an efficient and effective manner which requires a combination of:

  • Balance

    • The ability to maintain equilibrium when stationary or moving (i.e. not to fall over) through the coordinated actions of our sensory functions (eyes, ears and the proprioceptive organs in our joints)
    • Static Balance – ability to retain the center of mass above the base of support in a stationary position
    • Dynamic Balance – the ability to maintain balance with body movement
  • Speed

    • the ability to move all or part of the body quickly
  • Strength

    • the ability of a muscle or muscle group to overcome a resistance
  • Coordination

    • the ability to control the movement of the body in co-operation with the body’s sensory functions e.g. catching a ball (ball, hand and eye coordination)

This test is required for Firefighters, EMT, EMS, Factory workers and many other industries.