NeuroCom International

NEUROCOM, A DIVISION OF NATUS PROTOCOLS

The goal in managing balance and mobility disorders is the minimization of disability and improvement of functional performance. However, patients with similar pathologies frequently present with significant differences in impairments and functional limitations. Because of these differences, patients with similar pathologies respond differently to a given treatment.

The most effective strategy to managing these complex patients is an evidence-based multidisciplinary approach that focuses on impairments, functional limitations, and resultant disability,1-4 while taking pathological information into account.

NeuroCom®, a division of Natus® offers a comprehensive library of assessment protocols, which quantify the impact of impairments on a patient’s ability to perform balance and mobility tasks required for safe and effective function in daily life. In short, the protocols provide the information required for accurate diagnosis of balance dysfunction and effective clinical management.

All NeuroCom assessments are compatible with the World Health Organization (ICDIH-2)2, 3 and Nagi disablement frameworks4, and have been validated by extensive scientific and clinical research5.

References

  1. Sandy LG, Gibson R (1996). "Managed care and chronic care: challenges and opportunities." Managed Care Quarterly 4: 5-11
  2. World Health Organization (1999). ICDIH-2 International Classification of Function and Disability. Beta-2 draft. Short Version. Geneva, Switzerland.
  3. World Health Organization (1997). International Classification of Disease, 9th rev. Clinical Modification. New York, NY.
  4. Verbugge, L, Jette (1994). "A disablement process." Soc Sci Med. 38: 1-14.
  5. Management of Balance and Mobility Disorders Bibliography: A compilation of resources assembled by NeuroCom NeuroCom, Clackamas, OR, 2002. Click here to access.