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GALS: Gait, Arms, Legs, Spine Assessment For routine clerking of a patient, supposed to be prefaced by three questions:

1. Do you have any pain or stiffness in your joints, muscles or back?

2. Do you have any problems dressing yourself?

3. Do you have any problems climbing stairs?

Gait - symmetry, smoothness, turning ability Observation

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From the back o

Straight spine -Scoliosis?

o

Normal muscle bulk

o

Level iliac crests

o

Swelling e.g. popliteal fossa

o

Foot abnormalities

From the side o

Fixed joint flexion or extension?

o

Straight spine - kyphosis or lordosis?

From the anatomical position o

Normal muscle bulk

o

Knee or elbow deformity

o

Feet deformities e.g. flat feet (pes planus), high arches (pes cavus)

Spine

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Ask them to bend over and touch their toes

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Assess lumbar flexion by using fingers

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Properly, do a Schober's test

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