Learn practical gait assessment for geriatric patients.
Geriatric Patient Clinic
Describe gait qualitatively and determine how that gait impacts function and safety
List and describe phases of the basic gait assessment cycle.
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- Williams, Mark. Geriatric Physical Diagnosis. A Guide to Observation and Assessment. McFarland & Co. Jefferson NC. 2008.
Users are free to download and distribute Geriatric Fast Facts for instructional, educational, and research purposes only. Citation: Steve Denson, MD, Catherine Tsufis, Judi Rehm, Diane Braza, MD, Bambi Wessel - Fast Fact #4: Assessing Gait in Elderly Patients. February 2012.
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