VAS: Visual Analog Scale; BBS: Berg Balance Scale; FGA: Functional Gait Assessment
; MPAS: Modified Parkinson's Activity Scale; SMWT: six-minute walking test; UPDRS: Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale.
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The Functional Gait Assessment
(FGA), a 10-item gait test developed for patients with balance deficits was used to clinically assess the gait capacity and the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) to assess balance.
Jay Dicharry of the REP Lab in Bend, OR authored the chapter on Clinical Gait Assessment
and integrates the latest biomechanics research on injury and performance to make it easy for physicians and therapists to assess and treat their patients.
Functional Gait Assessment
. The functional gait assessment
(FGA) is based on the DGI and was developed for persons with vestibular disorders to reduce the ceiling effect of the DGI for this population .
The following clinical case study describes the quantitative gait assessment
of a patient with advanced OT.
Fortunately my friends over at ASICS were kind enough to set me up with a gait assessment
involving experts in not only Egyptian burial practices but also in prosthetic design and in computerized gait assessment
," he noted.
"Oftentimes, a patient with Parkinson's Disease comes in for an exam, completes a gait assessment
in the laboratory, and everything is great," said Sejdic.
The horse was graded 3 in the gait assessment
with the deficit of paresis in both the hind limbs.
The physical therapy department, under a doctor's order, will employ assessments such as the Jacobsen's Handicap Inventory, ABC Scale, and DGI Gait Assessment
, Static and Dynamic Balance and test for muscle mass.
The patient was subsequently discharged after a gait assessment
session and re-education by the physiotherapist.