Children are asked to walk, stand up from the floor or a chair, and sometimes perform a sequence of movements.
10-Meter Walk or Run test
The 10m Walk Test consists of measuring the time it takes for the child to walk a distance of 10m. The child must be able to walk independently of a third person but is allowed to use aids.
4 Stair Climb test
The timed 4-stair climb test is used to measure motor function in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Rise from Floor test
By measuring the time to stand from supine position on the floor makes it possible to assess the extent of the deficit in the pelvic girdle (mainly the gluteal muscles) in children with motor impairment.
The « timed Up and Go » test
The « Timed Up and Go » (TUG) test helps to assess balance, muscle strength of the lower limbs and walking speed. It consists of several sequential steps: the child begins in a sitting position on a chair, then must stand up, walk a distance of three meters, turn around to return to the chair and sit down again.
The « 30 seconds sit to stand » test
The « 30 Seconds Sit to Stand » test consists of measuring the number of stands from a sitting position that a person can perform in 30 seconds. The choice is to evaluate the number of stands possible, rather than the time required to complete a predetermined number of repetitions. In this way, it is possible to assess a wide variety of skill levels.