Figure 2-1. The Romberg test for balance.
(4) Normal gait and heel-toe-heel walking. To check the patient for normal
gait, have him walk around the examining room. He should walk in his gait with
appropriate arm movements:
(a) The heel of one foot hits the floor, and then the foot is on the floor
(b) The heel of the other foot pushes off and leaves the floor.
The patient transfers his weight from the first heel to the ball of his
(d) He swings the first leg faster as he takes his weight off his second