Chedoke-McMaster Stroke Assessment

This tool provides you with descriptions and video clips of movement tasks in stroke assessment. Here you see the Home page, from which you can access all of the assessments.

At the upper right hand corner of the screen under the print menu print you will find PDF versions of all the assessment forms that you can download and print.

From the Home page, select an area of assessment from the left side menu. Each stage comprises one or more tasks. Click on any task.

For each task, you will see the required starting position, instructions to the client, the movement required and other information. A short video clip shows the movement of a client with normal range of motion (Normal button). In most cases, you can also view a clip of a stroke patient trying the same movement (Patient button). To view the video, click the play button on the video control bar.

Sometimes the video clip will show two different clients. The box in the lower section of the screen contains comments referring to each client’s performance of the task.