Cerebellar Exam
 

Tandem Walking

 
 
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Overview

    • Interpretation

    • Ask the patient to walk with the heel of the front foot making direct contact with the first toe of the back foot.
    • Significance

    • Patients with cerebellar disease will have particular difficulty with this task as it eliminates their normally wide-based gait.
 
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