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Balance Tools

Balance tests and tools

Timed Single Limb Stance Eyes open vs eyes closed IDs visual contribution to balance
Romberg & Sharpened Rhomberg Protocol Help test for alcohol impairment & decompression sickness
Functional Reach Test Anticipatory
Multidirectional Reach Test Testing voluntary PC
Pediatric Reach Test ↑ with age, ht, BoS
Total score = 28 < 18 = High risk for fall 19-23=Moderate risk >24 = Low risk Foam & Dome
Can be used to test for Urinary incontinence POMA (Tinetti)
Allows for focus on gross areas of weakness Berg Balance Scale
TUG Help assess area of MS lesion
Four Square Step Test Identify early or mild but residual deficits (STROKE)
Crucial factor in independent living (older adults in community) Timed Sit to Stand (TSST)
Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC) Optimal tool for pts <60yo
Ceiling effecthttp://www.studystack.com/EditData2.jsp?studyStackId=215440 used to diagnose mild or early forms of diagnosis (MS, stroke, Parkinson)
Better than TSST at discriminating btw subjects with & without balance disorders Dynamic Gait Index (DGI)
Physical Performance Test Help test for Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis & occlusion
Fibromyalgia Result of neck pain and can be seen during balance tests
Berg Balance Scale has ceiling effect
Created by: chanegan