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Upper Limb Neuro

Functional Assessment

February 15th, 2021


The patient's ability to perform fine motor tasks is an indicator of their ability to perform functional tasks such as writing and cooking.
  • How to Assess

  • Buttoning: ask the patient to button and unbutton their shirt front or shirt cuff.Fine motor coordination
  • Unscrewing: ask the patient to unscrew a jar or bottle cap.Hand strength
  • Key turning: ask the patient to demonstrate how they would pick up a key, insert it into a lock and unlock the door.Fine motor coordination
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