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What does SLS stand for?

SLS stands for Single Leg Stance (physical therapy)

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1,2,6,7,10,16) With biomechanical studies indicating that crutch users spend twice as much time in single leg stance than when walking normally without crutches, (17) the impact of crutch type on postural sway in single leg stance may assist clinicians in identifying whether axillary or forearm crutches are more stable for an individual patient's use.
The following foot placements were used (Figure 1); (i) feet placed parallel in hip width (parallel stance at hip width apart - PS), (ii) feet placed parallel at hip width apart, with the dominant leg placed in front of the non-dominant leg by a half of the foot length (semi-tandem stance--SET), (iii) feet placed together, medial edges of feet touching, and the dominant leg placed in front of the toes of the other leg by a half of the foot length (tandem stance--TAN), (iv) feet placed in the same position as is in TAN, however with the non-dominant leg in the front (contralateral tandem stance--CTA), and (v) a single leg stance with the other leg lifted from the floor with the knee bent at a 90[degrees] angle, with the thighs parallel (single leg stance--SL).
Programs utilizing single leg stance on stable and unstable surfaces, Star Excursion Balance Training (SBET), and mini-trampoline exercise have demonstrated improvement in single leg stance time and the reduction of postural sway among subjects (1, 5).