balance disorder

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balance disorder

Audiology A disturbance in equilibrium due to a disruption of the labryrinth. See Equilibrium.

balance disorder

Any condition that affects a person's ability to feel steady while walking, sitting, standing, resting, working, or turning. Some common examples include disease of the labyrinth of the ear, cerebellar strokes, and seasickness.
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Vestibular rehabilitation with computerised dynamic posturography in patients with Parkinson's disease: improving balance impairment. Disabil Rehabil 2009;31:1907-1916.
Given the role of fatigue on balance impairment, which may lead to injury, the study was to investigate the effects of closed and open kinetic chain exercise-induced localized fatigue (lower body muscles) on static and dynamic balance in trained individuals.
Based on the discussion above, pain processing might lead to decreased balance control in FMF patients, and several potential mechanisms might be responsible for the balance impairment observed in FMF patients.
Among the sports on offer will be RaceRunning, a sport for those with balance impairment issues which relies on the use of a custom-built learner tricycle, a number of which will be made available on the day.
Outcome measures used were BBS and SS-QOL; results showed that patients with balance impairment showed BBS score of 39+-7 and appreciably worse stroke specific quality of life scores as compared to patients who are not suffering from any balance deficit, concluding that both fall risks and balance impairment are coupled with decreased quality of life scores.
This study compared FP measures of balance impairment in persons with PD and an age-matched healthy cohort and demonstrated that sensory organization test (SOT) measures and limits of stability (LOS) movement velocity were significantly different between the two groups.
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.
(http://neuromechanicslab.emory.edu/people/mckay-lucas.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.doi.org/10.1097/NPT.0000000000000150) improved muscle activity for balance after adapted tango.
Balance control is complex and involves integration of multiple systems that, when damaged, can result in balance impairment [8].
Balance impairment is common in PD and significantly contributes to falls and a fear of falling (FoF) (Rahman, Griffin, Quinn, & Jahanshahi, 2011).
They suggested that balance training is good in rehabilitating the patients with diabetic neuropathy and balance impairment.17