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Position Statement: Posturography

Position Statement: Posturography

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that the following tests or evaluation tools are medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation or  therapy of certain persons with suspected balance or dizziness disorders:

  1. Static platform posturography
  2. Computerized static platform posturography
  3. Computerized dynamic platform posturography
  4. Dynamic (or moving) platform posturography


  1. Allum JHJ, Shepard NT. An overview of the clinical use of dynamic posturography in the differential diagnosis of balance disorders, Journal of Vestibular Research, 9: 223-252, 1999.
  2. Baloh RW, Fife TD, Zwerling L, Socotch T, Jacobson K, Bell T, Berykirch K. Comparison of static and dynamic posturography in young and older normal people., J American Geriatrics Soc, 42: 405-412,1994.
  3. Black FO, Nashner LM. Vestibulospinal control differs in patients with reduced versus distorted vestibular function., Acta Otolaryngol (Stockh), 406: 110-114,1984.
  4. Nashner LM. Computerized Dynamic Posturography. In Goebel JA (ed): Practical Management of the Dizzy Patient (2nd Edition). Lippincott, Williams, and WIlkins, Philadelphia, 2008:152-182.
  5. Nashner LM. Neurophysiology of the balance system and dynamic platform posturography., New York, NY, Diagnostic and Rehabilitative Aspects of Balance Disorders and Dizziness, 104: 62-68,1994.

Adopted 12/27/2007
Revised 9/20/2014

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