Salem Pulmonary Associates, PC

Your Local Specialists for Pulmonary Disease

Serving Salem, Oregon and the Willamette Valley

Pulmonary Six Minute Walk










Pulmonary Six Minute Walk- The object of this test is to walk for as far as possible for 6 minutes. You will walk back and forth on a flat surface such as a hallway. Six minutes is a long time to walk, so you will be exerting yourself. You will probably get out of breath of become exhausted. You are permitted to slow down, to stop, and to rest as necessary. You may lean against the wall while resting, but resume walking as soon as you are able.