carioca test

carioca test

A side-shuffling, sport-specific functional test of agility and kinesthetic awareness that is used toward the end of a rehabilitation program to reintegrate athletes back into competition following lower extremity injuries. Derived from a Latin dance step, the carioca test involves the alternate stepping of one foot in front and then behind the other.
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The results of our study were also consistent with Greicar's (1996) examination of agility using a carioca test and found immediately following the treatment that time was increased by 21%.