Clinical measurement of postural control in adults

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Postural control is the ability to maintain equilibrium and orientation in a gravitational environment. Effective approaches for clinical measurement of postural control remain to be developed. This article summarizes important neurophysiological and clinical considerations for developing measurement tools to assess postural control in adults. The postural control system is divided into three basic functional components for assessment: 1) biomechanical components, 2) motor coordination components, and 3) sensory organization components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1881-1885
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical therapy
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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