When testing or treating a patient for BPPV, there are multiple positional maneuvers that need to be performed on the patient to ensure the best outcomes. Some of these maneuvers are only used for testing, while others are performed solely in treatment of vestibular dysfunction. We aim to look into each of these maneuvers, what they’re purposes are, and how to perform them. If you have any comments or if we missed anything, please let us know in the comments!
Last October, Micromedical by Interacoustics drastically improved its vestibular testing equipment options with the release of the 3rd generation of VisualEyes™. Combining videonystamography (VNG), video head impulse testing (vHIT), and rotary chair testing in one powerful package, this drastically upgraded system comes jam packed with a wealth of valuable new features.
Interacoustics has three excellent webinars coming up through the end of the year. Read on to learn more and sign up for one that interests you today!
Videonystamography (VNG) is a test that measures a type of involuntary eye movement called nystagmus. Depending on whether these eye movements are fast, steady, or erratic, a practitioner can gain a better understanding on whether the patient has a disorder of the vestibular system. VNG testing can be very instrumental in uncovering what could be causing a patient’s dizziness and vertigo.
If you’re familiar with Interacoustics’ line of vestibular testing equipment, then you know that they are always pushing the boundaries and breaking new ground in the realm of balance assessment technology. Recently, they added to their long list of technological achievements with the release of the TRV chair, a new tool for diagnosis and treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
Welcome to the first installment of our new Q&A with the expert series. In these articles, we question experts about a wide variety of topics related to their respective fields, such as why they chose their line of work, appropriate use cases for specific types of equipment, relevant industry news, and more.
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Last October, Bertec and 360 Neurohealth conducted a free webinar on the clinical use of computerized dynamic posturography (CDP). If you couldn’t attend, you still have a chance to learn all the great information that was presented. The webinar was recorded in its entirety and can now be viewed whenever you can find the time.
Force plate technology is used to measure balance, gait, and other parameters of biomechanics, most commonly for medical and athletic performance purposes. In their simplest form, force plates are designed with a single pedestal. More advanced designs feature a pair of rectangular or triangular plates with load cells or triaxial force transducers between them at the corners.
Computerized dynamic posturagraphy (CDP) is one of many technologies used to diagnose balance disorders. As opposed to other balance assessment tests that focus on isolated anatomical components, CDP analyzes multiple. It does this by leveraging the following protocols: