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Pull Test



  • 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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