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Parkinson's Exam
 
Parkinson's Exam
 

Pull Test

 
 
 
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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
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