Dynamic posturography in the rehabilitation of stroke, brain injured and amputee patients

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #7.

This assessment was undertaken at the request of a Regional Health Authority to provide input into a funding decision on a computerized dynamic posturography (CDP) system for use by a rehabilitation department. The focus of this study was restricted to the clinical use of CDP by the rehabilitation community. Applications considered were evaluation and monitoring of balance, and balance treatment or retraining of patients with vestibular disorders, or balance deficits, associated with stroke, brain injury or amputation.

This assessment considers rehabilitation of patients with balance and postural control deficits associated with stroke and orthopedic problems which are usually non-vestibular in nature. It also focuses on patients with balance disorders associated with brain injury which may be related to central vestibular problems. The assessment and treatment of symptoms in these two groups of patients by rehabilitation professionals may vary.

NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the format was determined by the agency for which the document was produced.

Publication Type: Health Technology Assessments /
Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 1998

Topics: Therapy

Authors: Christa Harstall

ISBN (print): 1-896956-06-8

ISSN: 1704-1090

ISSN (online): 1704-1104