Mobility, Balance, and Motor Performance



 

 

The Timed Up and Go

The Timed-Up and Go is a measure of mobility. The individual is asked to rise from a seated position, walk ten feet, turn and return to the chair. The time to do this task is recorded and can be compared to published values.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance

Balance is evaluated in the SMART EquiTest® with Computerized Dynamic Posturography. The ability of the individual to maintain an upright position while responding to a variety of inputs to the eyes, the inner ear and the sensory organs of the legs and feet are tested.

The System utilizes a dynamic 18"x18" dual force plate with rotation and translation capabilities to measure the vertical forces exerted by the patient's feet; and a moveable visual surround.

Physical Performance Test

The physical performance test assesses physical function in tasks that simulate activities of daily living among adults. The test consists of nine subsets: writing, eating, lifting, dressing, bending, turning, walking, and stair climbing.


 

 

 

BOT-2

The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT-2) is an individually administered test that uses engaging, goal-directed activities to measure a wide array of motor skills in individuals aged 4 through 21. It provides a reliable and efficient measure of fine and gross motor control skills.

 

Composite Cerebellar Functional Severity Score (CCFS)

This test assesses cerebellar function. It includes the nine-hole peg and the click tests.  For the peg test, the individual is seated holding nine dowels in one hand. The participant places them, one by one, with the opposite hand, in a board with nine holes. The time is recorded. For the click test, the participant is seated in front of 2 mechanical counters on a wooden board 39 cm apart. They use their index finger to press the buttons on the counters alternately 10 times each. The time is recorded.