Functional Ambulation Training

Occupational Therapy Intervention : Functional Ambulation Training

Documentation and Activity Rationale

Patient engaged in ambulation across multiple terrains for 15 minutes in indoor and outdoor environments in order to improve functional and community mobility. Patient required CGA to navigate elevations and depressions in terrain, but was otherwise independent with ambulation. 

Grading Strategies

Grading Up: 

  • increase the difficulty of the terrain 
  • increase time/milage

Grading Down: 

  • start in clinic with busy environment (e.g. chairs, hurdles…) 

Appropriate Diagnoses / Deficits

  • CVA
  • TBI