Rehabilitation Exam (PT/OT Exam)

How long will it take? 45 minutes

What will happen?

The Complete Rehabilitation Exam is a reliable measure of strength, function, mobility and stability. This test is performed while seated. Both of these activities will be repeated multiple times.

  1. You will squeeze a hand grip device as hard as you can.
  2. The coordinator will hold a palm-sized device near your ankle. You will try to lift your leg while the coordinator applies pressure.
  3. You will walk into a hallway to perform the last portion of the exam, where you will be instructed to sit, stand, and walk.

How do I prepare?

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. If you are wearing pants they should be able to roll above the ankle.

You will be asked to remove all jewelry from your hands and wrists during the exam.

Will I be told my results?

If you’d like, your coordinator can let you know if you are below average, average, or above average for your age and sex for the various measurements.

If you are concerned about your ability to move, strength, and/or stability, please contact your primary care provider. We can also refer you to further evaluation outside of this study.