Pull Test | Parkinson's Exam - MedSchool
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Parkinson's Exam
 

Pull Test

 
 

Overview

  • The pull test is useful for assessing for postural instability in patients with Parkinsonism.
    • How to Perform

    • Stand behind the patient and firmly pull them backward by the shoulders.
    • Interpretation

    • Normal - maintains balance and steps backward
    • Postural instability - takes multiple steps backward, or falls
Last updated on April 19th, 2019
 
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