Overview Of Balance. Laura Morris, P.T. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. SESSION OBJECTIVES. Describe the important terminology used in the study of balance and mobility Identify the multiple systems that contribute to postural stability
Overview Of Balance
Laura Morris, P.T.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Subcomponents of Postural Stability
Limits of Stability
(transfers, climbing stairs, walking, running)
(stepping in a hole, being unexpectedly bumped)
Commonly Observed Impairments
Peripheral Sensory Impairments
Common Eye Diseases
Courtesy of the National Eye Institute, National Institute of Health
Reduced and/or slowedsensation in touch receptors
Effect on Motor Behavior?