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Gait Test

2 Minute Walk Test

The test allows gait related assessment of response to therapy and provides prognosis across a broad range of chronic cardiopulmonary and neuroligical conditions.

Description

The 2 Minute Walk Test is a sub-maximal gait test over a span of 2 minutes. It involves an individual walking forth and back in a figure 8 on a flat course marked by two floor markers at a distance of 15 meters. The goal is to cover as much distance as possible. The test provides a measure for global response of musculoskeletal systems of the lower limbs as well as information regarding functional capacity. Results entail the distance walked and functional gait parameters.

Test Preparation

  • Place 2 floor markers at 15 m distance
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Use usual walking aids if applicable (cane, crutches, etc.)
  • Usual medical regime shall be continued
  • No vigorous exercise within 2 h of beginning testing
  • Light meal before testing is acceptable, but not obligatory

Equipment

2x Floor Marker Disc

Applicable Type
Sport
Trauma
Neuro
Arthroplasty
Contraindication

Unstable angina during previous month

Myocardial infarction during previous month

Heart rate >120

Systolic blood pressure >180 mm Hg

Diastolic blood pressure > 100 mm Hg

Paramters Overview
  • 4 for range of motion
  • 21 for kinetics & agility
  • 10 for coordination
  • 4 for self-reported outcome

Test Procedure

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1

Prepare
  • Stand straight
  • Feet are shoulder width apart next to one floor mark
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2

Countdown
  • Hold your standing position over the countdown
  • Start walking on the START signal
  • Attend to the biofeedback, if applicable
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3

Walk Forth
  • Walk straight towards the turning mark
  • Walk as fast as possible without stumbling
  • Do not run
  • Attend to the biofeedback, if applicable
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4

Turning Mark
  • Pivot around the turning mark
  • Continue back without hesitation
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5

Walk Back
  • Walk back towards the start mark
  • Walk as fast as possible without stumbling
  • Do not run or jog
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6

Start Mark
  • Pivot around the start mark
  • Continue forth without hesitation
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7

Continued Laps
  • Walk back and forth between the two floor marks in figure eights (8) for 2 min
  • Do not talk and focus on walking
  • Listen to the feedback on time left
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8

Stop
  • Listen to the countdown while keeping walking
  • Stop walking on the STOP
  • The test is completed
additional-notes

9

Additional
  • Enter if assistive devices were used
  • Enter your fatigue and pain level
  • Enter free comments, if applicable
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Typical wireless range of the Bluetooth Low Energy connection in indoor settings is ≥ 10 m, in in-field settings up to 20 m.

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