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pGALS Summary

  • Observe the patient walking.
  • ‘Walk on your heels.’
  • ‘Walk on your tip-toes.’
  • ‘Put your hands out in front of you.’
  • ‘Turn your hand over and make a fist.’
  • ‘Touch the tips of your fingers.’
  • Squeeze MCPJs.
  • ‘Put your hands out in front of you.’
  • ‘Turn your hand over and make a fist.’
  • ‘Touch the tips of your fingers.’
  • Squeeze MCPJs.
  • ‘Put your hands and wrists together.’
  • ‘Put your hands back to back.’
  • ‘Reach up as far as you can.’
  • ‘Look at the ceiling.’
  • ‘Put your hands behind your neck.’
  • ‘Place your ear on your shoulder.’
  • ‘Open your mouth wide and place 3 fingers inside.’
  • Feel for effusion at the knee.
  • ‘Bring your ankle up to your bottom.’
  • Passive movement of hip and knee including rotation of hip.
  • Observe curvature of spine from the side and behind.
  • ‘Bend forwards.’
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