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Geriatric Functional Assessment- Gait (1)

Video Description: 

These are a series of videos demonstrating physical performance measures with elderly patients, including timed up and go, walking assessment, strength and balance assessment, and falls risk assessment.


Submitted by cchan on

It is interesting to see how the various types of gaits can appear in different patients. In particular, it is helpful to see how a patient's underlying problems can be revealed through careful observation.

Submitted by chrjohnson on

The importance of balance and strength cannot be underestimated in the elderly population. Assessing both strength, balance and each indiviudual's fall risk can make the difference between life changing preventable falls and a steady functional status.