Method Of Exam
Author: A. Chandrasekhar, MD
Consultant: M. Kelly, MD and M. Merchut, MD
Ask the patient to walk back and forth across the room.
Observe for equality of arm swing , balance and rapidity and ease of turning.
Next, ask the patient to walk on his
Ask the patient to
Test patient's ability to stand with feet together with eyes open and then closed. (Romberg's test). Reassure patient that you will support him, in case he becomes unsteady.
Patient can walk in balance with the arms swinging at sides and can turn smoothly. They should be able to stand with feet together without falling with eyes open or closed.