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What exactly happens during a shuttle walk test?

What exactly happens during a shuttle walk test?

SWT: This test evaluates functional exercise capacity by measuring how long a patient can maintain a constant pace walking around a 10-meter shuttle (between two cones). The swt has stages. The beginning and end of each stage are indicated by an auditory signal (beep). In each stage, the speed is gradually increased. Test ends when one doesn't reach the next cone before the beep. ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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I have concronic pain in my leg for 4 years now and have every test done for it and find nothing. It gwts ao bad I can't walk what could it be ?

I have concronic pain in my leg for 4 years now and have every test done for it and find nothing. It gwts ao bad I can't walk what could it be ?

Sciatica: This is only an educated guess, but pinching of the sciatic nerve from the pyriformis muscle secondary to sacroiliac dysfunction is a very common cause of leg pain. I would suggest you see an experienced physical therapist; often times a good functional exam will reveal a lot more than a bunch of tests. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had 6min walk test. Was stopped after ea min for three minutes. After 5 mins rest, I breathe fine. Test results:normal. Is this correct way of test?

Had 6min walk test. Was stopped after ea min for three minutes. After 5 mins rest, I breathe fine. Test results:normal. Is this correct way of test?

The timer goes 6min.: The last time I looked at the 6-minute walk, the rules seemed to say the timer goes for 6 minutes. That means a patient walking 1 minute, resting 3 minutes, walking again 1 minute, resting again... would be done after resting 1 minute the second rest (1+3+1+1 = 6). The total distance walked during those 2 minutes of walking would be used to decide normal or abnormal. No sitting during the resting. ...Read more

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I have pah and my doctor did a test where I walked for 6 minutes. Should I be trying to walk more often?

I have pah and my doctor did a test where I walked for 6 minutes. Should I be trying to walk more often?

Yes: If you mean pad, walking is one of the mainstays of medical management. You should walk a minimum of 3 times per week (more is better) for at least 30 minutes of actual walking time. That means if you walk for 5 minutes and then rest for 5 minutes, that only counts for 5 minutes of walking time. You will notice an improvement over time if you stick with this plan. ...Read more

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Is it my gallbladder?Tests normal. Awaiting scan but constant sharp pain right side worse when i breath in or walk? Don't have spasms

Is it my gallbladder?Tests normal. Awaiting scan but constant sharp pain right side worse when i breath in or walk? Don't have spasms

Right sided Pain: Those symptoms do not suggest gallbladder disease . They are more consistent with pleuritic(lung) origin. See your doctor for physical exam. ...Read more

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Thank u, what would you say has a great positive predictive value for mortality within a year: 1. FEV1 < 30%, 2. 6 minute walk test distance < 250m?

Thank u, what would you say has a great positive predictive value for mortality within a year: 1. FEV1 < 30%, 2. 6 minute walk test distance < 250m?

Depends: If lung disease is advanced with no other significant comorbidities- FEV1 will probably predict best. If multiple comorbidities, including heart conditions, the walk test will probably predict better. ...Read more

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My 2 yr. Son started limping. We read this could be quite serious. The dr. Ran a blood test but came back neg. For bacteria, this am he will not walk?

My 2 yr. Son started limping. We read this could be quite serious. The dr. Ran a blood test but came back neg. For bacteria, this am he will not walk?

Other Sx: Many toddlers will jump off a something and push their hip bone into the socket.Hours later they will limp or not walk because of fluid building up in the hip joint. If your doc examined the kid, & CBC showed no sign of infection, you may want to monitor this at home for a day or so. Traumatic synovitis peaks and fades over a 1-3 days but these kids are comfortable at rest. Re check as needed. ...Read more

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