Policy Statements & Clinical Guidelines

Numerous medical associations and institutions have issued policy statements and recommended clinical guidelines relative to the assessment and treatment of balance and mobility disorders. Statements are presented for reference only. It is not a medical recommendation by Natus. Full policy statements may be obtained through the organizations cited.

Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP)

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF)
Policy #1160: Dynamic Posturography and Vestibular Testing. Adopted 12/27/2007
Revised 9/20/2014

Technology Review. Monsell E, Furman J, Herdman S, Konrad H, Shepard N. Computerized dynamic platform posturography. Otolaryngol Head/Neck Surg. 1997; 117:394-398.

Posturography: https://www.entnet.org/content/posturography

American Neurotology Society (ANS)
American Otologic Society (AOS)
Joint Policies of the American Neurotologic and American Otologic Societies: Dynamic Posturography and Vestibular Testing. Adopted 07-20-90

American Medical Association (AMA)
In: Cocchiarella L, ed. Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Fifth ed: AMA Press; 2001.

Question 1c: Tech Brief: Computerized Dynamic Posturography (EquiTest®). AMA Department of Technology Assessment; 1993.

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
In: Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd ed, Practice Pattern 5A: Primary Prevention and Risk Reduction/Balance and Falls; APTA 2001.

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Evidence Based Medicine

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF)
Policy Statement: Evidence Based Medicine. Adopted 01/15/02.

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Fall Prevention

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
British Geriatrics Society (BGS)
Clinical Practice Guidelines presented at 2001 Annual Scientific Meeting: The Prevention of Falls in Older Persons. Result of a collaborative effort between the AGS, the British Geriatrics Society (BGS), and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Falls Guideline Executive Summary

Guideline for the Prevention of Falls in Older

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Vestibular Rehabilitation/Balance Retraining Therapy

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
Role of the Audiologist in Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation: Position Statement, Guidelines, and Technical Report. ASHA Ad Hoc Committee on Vestibular Rehabilitation (March 1999), Asha, 41 (Suppl. 19), 13-22.