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Equilibrium Test

Neuro Test 2 - Equilibrium Test

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What are equilibrium coordiantion test heavy involved with? Gait
Equilibrium Test #1 Standing in a normal, comfortable posture
Equilibrium Test #2 Standing, feet together (narrow BOS)
Equilibrium Test #3 Standing, with one foot directly in front of the other in tandem position (toe of one foot touching heel of opposite foot)
Equilibrium Test #4 Standing on one foot
Equilibrium Test #5 Arm position may be altered in each of the above postures (ie. arms at side, over head, hands on waist, and so forth)
Equilibrium Test #6 Displace balance unexpectedly (while carefully guarding pt)
Equilibrium Test #7 Standing, alternate btw forward trunk flexion and return to neutral.
Equilibrium Test #8 Standing, laterally flex trunk to each side.
Equilibrium Test #9 Standing, eyes open (EO) to eyes closed (EC); ability to maintain an upright posture w/out visual input is referred to as a Positive Romberg Sign.
Equilibrium Test #10 Standing in tandem position, EO to EC; Sharpened Romberg.
Equilibrium Test #11 Walking, placing the heel of each foot directly in front of the toe of the opposite foot (tandem walking).
Equilibrium Test #12 Walking along a straight line drawn or taped to the floor, or place feet on floor markers while walking.
Equilibrium Test #13 Walk sideways, backward, or cross-stepping.
Equilibrium Test #14 March in place.
Equilibrium Test #15 Alter speed of ambulatory activities; observe pt walking at normal speed, as fast as possible, and as slow as possible.
Equilibrium Test #16 Stop and start abruptly while walking.
Equilibrium Test #17 Walk and pivot (turn 90, 180, 360 degrees).
Equilibrium Test #18 Walk in a circle, alternate directions.
Equilibrium Test #19 Walk on heels or toes.
Equilibrium Test #20 Walk with horizontal and vertical head turns.
Equilibrium Test #21 Step over or around obstacles.
Equilibrium Test #22 Stair climbing with and without using handrail; one step at-a-time vs. step-over-step.
Equilibrium Test #23 Agility activities (coordinated mov’t w/ upright balance); jumping jacks, alternate flexing and extending the knees while sitting on a Swiss ball.
Created by: srussel