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What it measures:

The Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) contains 3 components: Balance test, Gait Speed test, and Chair Stand test. These components are useful for a physical therapist (PT) to evaluate the functional mobility of an older adult’s lower extremities.

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Test & Measure

Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT)

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