This book provides professionals who treat patients with balance disorders with an easy-to-read and practical manual for how to interpret and understand balance function testing. A variety of health care professionals, including otolaryngologists, neurologists, primary care physicians, audiologists, and physical therapists will benefit from this book. This text will serve as a simple and straightforward text that explains what you need to know about these tests. Included are: indications for balance function testing, what these tests can and cannot reveal, the basics on how they are performed, and how they are interpreted. A section called 'Putting it all together' gives sample test results and their interpretations. The included DVD illustrates the case examples.
Table of contents
2. Vestibular Physiology - a qualitative review of what you need to know
3. Balance Function Testing - Overview, Indications, and Limitations
4. The ENG/VNG (Testing Apparatus, Smooth Pursuit, Saccade, Nystagmus - Spontaneous, Positional, Head Shake, Hyperventilation, Caloric Testing
5. Rotatory Chair
7. Case examples