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Flashcards in Golden oldies Deck (14):
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High stepping gait
Romberg's test positive

Cervical myelopathy

2

Altered sensation
Wide based gait

Peripheral neuropathy

3

Pain/paraesthesia in legs
Wide based gait

Lumbar stenosis

4

Wide based gait
Cerebella signs

Cerebellar ataxia

5

Shuffling gait
Tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia

Parkinson's disease

6

Loss of executive function
Impaired risk awareness

Dementia

7

How do you confirm BPPV?

Dix-hallpike manouvre

8

How do you treat BPPV?

Epley manouvre

9

Why are bifocal/varifocal lenses risky?

They can alter depth perception

10

Assessment tools for falls

TUG (timed up and go test)
Berg balance test
Tinetti score

11

What is the TUG test?

Timed up and go:
20 seconds is not okay

12

Difference between berg and tinneti test?

Berg = balance only
Tinetti = balance and gait

13

How often do you need to strength and balance train for?

3 x week for MINMUM 12 weeks

14

How many medications is an increased risk for falls?

> 4 medications is an independent risk factor for falls