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    Could someone please explain this. How it is done and the typical length/duration of this test.

    Thanks for the help.


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    This thing is terrible for your knees! It's a deep knee squat and the walking like that. Your are low down, on the balls of your fett. It's just about the worst thing you can do to your knees. Departments may do it to see if your knees are healthy. I think it's crazy- because if they are healthy, and you do this a bunk, they won't be for long!

    Don't do it unless you absolutely HAVE to! If you need to do it for a test, don't practice it. Read the post I wrote on the knee and someone who will be asked to do that. http://forums.firehouse.com/showthread.php?t=81471
    This dicussion is called job offer and now medical issue...worried!

    Ice afterwards if you are asked to do it.

    I don't know how far you'd have to walk, but do the bare minimum.

    The hyper flexion of the joint sets you up for tearing your meniscus, and stretches your ACL to it's limit! Crazy!

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    Depending on how old you are, its not that bad. I had to do it for the army, and its nothing. Granted, im only 19, but unless youre old stiff and sore, you should be fine.

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    Thanks for the replys, but...I'm still not picturing it. Are there any photos anywhere that might show it?

    Thanks again.

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    Our friend showed us what he had to do. It was kind of like getting down into a catchers stance for baseball, and then "walking" across the room in that position. He had to go about 8 feet across the length of the exam room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENG1DRIVER
    Thanks for the replys, but...I'm still not picturing it. Are there any photos anywhere that might show it?

    Thanks again.
    Squat down so your butt is against your heals and then walk across the room.

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