In addition to vestibular pathologies, balance impairment
in head extended position can arise from stretching of cervical muscles.
The differences between percentages of body weight on the right and left foot depicted static balance impairment
html) Lucas McKay , an assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering at Emory specializing in mechanisms of balance impairment
in Parkinson's disease, showed that participants (http://dx.
Studies demonstrate that not only do physical manifestations of PSP account for primary functional disability, but also all patients with early PSP have less than perfect Basic, ADL and Instrument Use scores (9) Primarily, the generalized bradykinesia causes postural instability, the first symptom in 81% of cases, contributing to the falls through gait and balance impairment
They suggested that balance training is good in rehabilitating the patients with diabetic neuropathy and balance impairment
The second is a prospective open-label feasibility study evaluating the impact of 8-week action observation training (video-therapy) for the treatment of postural instability and balance impairment
in PD patients.
Analyses of the incidence of balance impairment
also revealed differences between these two groups for both the COMP and condition 5 equilibrium scores.
Proprioceptive impairment due to a neuropathy, for example is a common cause of balance impairment
in elderly persons.
Participants were not included in the study if they: (a) had experienced a fall resulting in hospitalization or serious injury within the past year; (b) experienced a seizure within the past year; (c) had a prior history of balance impairment
or a current balance impairment
due to present medication usage that may affect balance performance in any way, per self-report; (d) failed to successfully complete the researcher-designed screening tool and balance questionnaire; (e) were experiencing any health issues at the time of the study that affected their balance performance in any way, per self-report; and (f) were under the age of 18 years.
Treating Balance Impairment
in the Neurological Population
ADLS has been, however, designed as a scale for patients with balance impairment
, which--as was noted--is a typical symptom for FRDA and AD SCA patients.
Reliability and validity of a dual-task force platform assessment of balance performance: Effect of age, balance impairment
, and cognitive task.