The Use of Computerized Dynamic Posturography in the Functional Neurology Practice (pp. 177-201)
Authors: Frederick R. Carrick, Susan E. Esposito, James L. Duffy, Derek Barton, and Diana M. Stephens
Abstract: Background: Many neurological syndromes are associated with pathology of balance and gait. The use of Computerized Dynamic Posturography is common in the practice of Neurology, yet there are no published guidelines or accepted procedures for its use in a Functional Neurology Application.
Methods: The procedures and applications involving the use of Computerized Dynamic Post urography at a University Based Functional Neurology Clinic were reviewed. We have detailed the utilization of a variety of instruments specific to the diagnosis and rehabilitation of pathology of balance and gait and presented an overview and reference guide specific to this technology.
Conclusions: The use of Computerized Dynamic Posturo
graphy is recommended as a standard diagnostic tool in the Functional Neurology Clinic. An overview of the issues regarding human balance, vestibular and balance testing, basic clinical management of balance patients, and an illustration of some of the applications and benefits of using the technology are presented. We have experience in the utilization of a variety of technologies and we have detailed the use of the CAPS™ system that we find most useful in our applications.