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TOPIC: PIP Assessment (exercises)

PIP Assessment (exercises) 3 months 4 weeks ago #232362

My husband had his PIP assessment yesterday and at the end the HP asked him to perform certain exercises. One of those exercises was to stand holding the back of a chair (both hands) and raise a foot slightly (2") off the floor, what does this exercise demonstrate? My husband performed this task, however, the twisting and bending exercises were refused due to the fact they would cause too much pain and discomfort.

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PIP Assessment (exercises) 3 months 4 weeks ago #232374

Flipper

It would be relevant to getting Dressed and Undress; putting on and taking off lower garments such as trousers and it would also be relevant to Washing and Bathing; getting in and out or a shower or bath.

Gordon

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PIP Assessment (exercises) 3 months 4 weeks ago #232383

Gordon,

So the fact he (hubby) only raised his foot 2 inches would hopefully demonstrate the inability to perform the tasks you mentioned.

I also recorded the assessment and gave the HP a copy so hopefully there will be no anomalies!

Many thanks

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PIP Assessment (exercises) 3 months 4 weeks ago #232386

Flipper

It would suggest problems in these areas but like so many of the tests that are done, it is not definitive although they are often assumed to be

Gordon

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