Compensated Unilateral Peripheral Vestibular Loss
Age at test 62

Key Signs:
When the patient illustrated above is retested 3 months after the onset of the deficit, the question will be if there improvement is sufficient to permit the patient to work normally and if not the focus of continued rehabilitation. A clear improvement for the task of standing eyes closed on foam (see traces below) with reduction of pitch velocity to within the normal range (see columns at end of traces). Remaining deficit is excessive trunk roll when standing on 1 leg and when walking up and down stairs. Also trunk pitch while walking with head movements (pitching of head) has a value on the borderline of normal.

Standing on two legs, eyes closed, on foam.
Roll, pitch angle plot Pitch velocity range plot

Summary Data:
Shows that stance control has improved considerably compared to the acute situation, how-ever walking up stairs is still abnormal. The sensory analysis indicates the increased use of visual inputs to control trunk sway. The summary also suggests rehabilitation should concen-trate on improving balance control during gait tasks with head movements or walking over obstacles, especially if this aspect is crucial during work performance.

Indicates an improvement in balance control compared to the acute status 3 months earlier.

BCS summary plot
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