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Balance and Vestibular Testing

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Balance and vestibular tests are used to detect a variety of symptoms relating to the integration of balance, vision, and proprioception.
Balance and Vestibular Testing

Balance and vestibular testing is used by clinicians to determine the source of specific symptoms following a concussion. These tests are performed by clinical specialists, and include a variety of tests used to elicit symptoms relating to the integration of balance, vision, and proprioception, also known as the vestibular system.

Examples of balance and vestibular testing include:

  • Balance Error Scoring System (BESS)
  • Dynamic Gait Index (DGI) / Functional Gait Assessment (FGA)
  • Exertion Testing
  • Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction in Balance (mCTSIB)
  • Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex (VOR)
  • Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Cancellation (VOR-C)
  • Visual Screening (Pursuits, Saccades, and Vergences)

Balance and Vestibular Testing Assessments

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