MODIFIED GAIT ASSESSMENT RATING SCALE (GARS-M)

1. Variability - a measure of inconsistency and arrhythmicity of stepping and of arm movements.



2. Guardedness - hesitancy, slowness, diminished propulsion and lack of commitment in stepping and arm swing



3. Staggering - sudden and unexpected laterally directed partial losses of balance



4. Foot Contact - the degree to which heel strikes the ground before the forefoot