Multi-Directional Reach Test, Multidirectional Reach Test, Multi Directional Reach Test (MDRT), Reach in Four Directions Test (RFDT)
What it measures:
- The Multi-Directional Reach Test (MDRT) measures balance and the limits of stability in the anterior-posterior and medial-lateral directions by testing how far an individual can voluntarily reach forward, to the right, to the left, and lean backward, while standing with their feet flat on the ground, shoulder-width apart.1
- This allows clinicians to assess the individual’s balance and limits of stability when their center of gravity is shifted outside their base of support.1
- This test is most commonly administered to older adults.1
- MDRT is a modification of the Functional Reach Test (FRT). FRT only measures an individual’s capability to reach in the forward direction.1
- Body Structure and Function
- Mobility: Walking & Moving Around
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Date: December 16, 2021
Content Type: Test & Measure
Crizlin Julian, SPT; Paul Lancero, SPT; Kelly McCracken, SPT, ATC; Kevin McLain, SPT; Carmen Scuito, SPT; Lawrence Contreras, PT, DPT; Mindy Renfro, PT, DPT, PhD
Julie Pfeiffer, PT, DPT, MS William Stokes, PT, DPT
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