Description & Directions
"Move backward 2 inches without using your arms."
Use the tape measure to ensure 2 inches of movement. Assign a score.
Posterior Scoot Scoring
|3||Verbal cues/increased time||Excessive time or excessive scooting motions required.|
|2||Upper extremity support||Must use hand(s) to complete scoot, even with multiple attempts.|
|1||Needs assistance||Mod A to complete scoot.|
|0||Dependent||Cannot complete without total assistance.|
Common questions about Posterior Scoot
- My patient performs the scoot, but they are moving too fast and the movement is not safe without supervision. How do I score them? If safety is the primary problem the patient has, and you feel supervision would be required for the task, you should score the patient a 3 Verbal cues/increased time. This is to account for the verbal cues you would normally give the patient regarding the safety of the movement.
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