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Related to gait assessment: Gait Assessment Rating Scale, functional gait assessment
An analysis of a person's ability to walk, esp. to identify those deficits that limit safe walking. It involves evaluations of the patient's muscular strength, joint movement, balance, posture, sensory perception, and spatial orientation.Synonym: gait analysis
CAUTION!During gait assessments, care should be taken to anticipate and prevent injuries that may occur if the patient falls.
See also: assessment