functional ambulation profile


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functional ambulation profile

The formal evaluation of a person's ability to walk, e.g., while being filmed on a grid or walkway with pressure-sensitive sensors, during initiation of movement, while making turns, or while treading on level or uneven ground. Ambulation or gait assessments identify the risk of falling and may suggest assistive devices or therapeutic exercises that can be employed to lessen the risk. Synonym: functional gait assessment
See also: profile
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