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What it measures:

The HiMAT is an objective test of a variety of gait and mobility functions such as running, hopping, stair navigation, backward walking in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The test assesses higher level mobility for return to pre-accident social, leisure, and sporting activities. Scores are out of a possible 54 points, with 54/54 being highest. The HiMAT_R total score is 32. (1)

Target Population:

The HiMAT is used to assess running outcomes (2) and vestibular rehabilitation in persons with TBI. (3) This summary contains information relevant to people with mild to severe TBI and for persons with traumatic orthopedic injuries.

  • Neurology Section of APTA's Traumatic Brain Injury Taskforce (TBI EDGE) and Stroke Taskforce (CVA EDGE)
  • Tyson and Connell (10) systematic review recommends the HIMAT to measure walking impairments and mobility activity due to its psychometric properties and suitability for clinical practice.

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