Chapter Timestamps:

  • Did patient comes into the clinic with hand/arm held assistance?
  • What is mobility like at home?
  • Are they furniture cruising?
  • Are they using a walker at home, but not out in public?
  • Do they have gait abnormalities? Wide BOS, no arm swing, slow cadence, decreased stance time/step length
  • Are they having difficulty rising from a chair or initiating gait once in standing?
  • Do they present with a Trendelenburg gait pattern?
  • Are they demonstrating path deviations and/or stumbling?

Using a Mobility Device on the Stairs