Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB)
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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