NeuroCom International

NEUROCOM, A DIVISION OF NATUS FUNCTIONAL LIMITATION ASSESSMENTS

NeuroCom®, a division of Natus®’ task specific functional limitation assessments quantify the patient’s ability to safely and efficiently perform mobility tasks common in daily life. The tasks are particularly sensitive to limitations in performance resulting from deficits in lower extremity weight distribution, range of motion and motor control. The data establish objective baselines against which treatment progress and outcomes can be documented.

Test Functional Limitation Clinical Application
Sit-To-Stand (STS) Strength, symmetry, and stability of rise Fall risk (elderly, mobility disorders)

Unilateral Stance (US)* Stability differences between each leg Lower extremity injuries

Walk Across (WA) Step width/stability Stride length Speed Fall risk (elderly, mobility disorders) CNS movement disorders

Tandem Walk (TW) Step width/stability Speed Peripheral/central vestibular disorders

Step/Quick Turn (SQT) Turn time and stability Fall risk (elderly, mobility disorders) Peripheral/central vestibular disorders

Step Up/Over (SUO) Concentric/eccentric strength and motor control Symmetry of motor planning/control Lower extremity injuries

Forward Lunge (FL) Strength Symmetry of motor planning/control Lower extremity injuries



* The Unilateral Stance (US) is listed with other protocols for functional limitation assessment for convenience only. Experts in movement science do not consider the US as part of the functional limitation protocol.