Key Assessment Guide for Inherited Neuropathy
For CMT: Usually presents with normal development before the sensory and motor weakness appears in the first two decades of life. Assessment should include balance and motor skills such as running and other skills that require balance.
Hands are usually less affected than feet but assess both. Assessment of contractures is important especially of pes cavus and hammer toes and monitoring the spine. Assessment of hand function should include assessment by an Occupational Therapist and a review of ADL and writing ability.
- A Quick Reference Guide for the Foot Posture Index
- Worksheet: FOOT-POSTURE-INDEX_ACMT-Rete.pdf
- Development of Foot Posture Index Article: Development and validation (2006).pdf
- Normative Values for Foot Posture Index Article: Normative Values for FPI
One option for assessing CMT is the CMT-FOM pdf. Perhaps more used as a research tool it may still merit for use in clinic.