Neurology Evaluation for Physical Therapy

By Bijal Shah

This article is all about how to perform a neurology evaluation.  Neurology evaluations are long and sometimes time-consuming. It is not really possible to perform every single item during a session.

A while back I did a Physical Therapy general evaluation format. This was more of a general intake form. Here I want to go a little deep in a specific neurological diagnosis/ category in physical therapy.

For me, I go over the categories and check if there are any deficits, and I move to another category. If a patient is unable to answer or shows deficits in one area, then I will perform a detailed assessment of that area. This helps me to go over the eval quickly and also allows me to concentrate on the areas that are weak.

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