gait assessment


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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.

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During gait assessments, care should be taken to anticipate and prevent injuries that may occur if the patient falls.
Synonym: gait analysis
See also: assessment
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The patient was subsequently discharged after a gait assessment session and re-education by the physiotherapist.
For gait assessment, ask the patient to walk away from you, turn and walk back.
The assessment of gait: The gait assessment was carried out in a Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of New South Wales, Australia.
The Functional Gait Assessment (FGA), a 10-item gait test developed for patients with balance deficits and vestibular disorders (Wrisley, 2004), was used to clinically assess the gait capacity and the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) to assess balance (Berg, 1992).
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Using an activity-based balance and gait assessment they determined that abnormal scores on transfer, turning, and reaching tests were associated to perturbation of center of mass falls.