NeuroCom International

NEUROCOM MOTOR IMPAIRMENT ASSESSMENTS


NeuroCom®, a division of Natus® Motor Impairment Assessments evaluate the effectiveness of automatic and voluntary motor systems in controlling balance and mobility during a variety of static and dynamic tasks. The Motor Impairment Assessments are complementary to site-of-lesion tests and aid the clinician in accurately identifying and differentiating the specific causes underlying a patient's functional limitations and disabilities.

Automatic Motor Impairment Assessments:

Test Motor Impairments Clinical Application
Motor Control Test (MCT) Automatic stabilizing response to external perturbation, including timing, strength, and symmetry CNS movement disorders
Metabolic diseases affecting balance
Medical-legal+

Postural Evoked Response (PER) Deficits within pathways mediating automatic stabilizing responses Metabolic diseases affecting balance
Peripheral neuropathy
Degenerative CNS disease

Adaptation Test (ADT) Response adaptation to irregular/varying support surface conditions
Ankle strength/range of motion
Fall risk (elderly, mobility disorders)
CNS movement disorders

Balance Strategy Analysis Selection of appropriate ankle and hip strategy All balance/mobility disorders

+The combination of the SOT and MCT protocols is critical to the identification of aphysiologic sway, particularly in medical-legal cases.

Voluntary Motor Impairment Assessments:

Test Motor Impairments Clinical Application
Limits of Stability (LOS) Voluntary control of body positioning, coordination and timing
Lower extremity strength
Fall risk (elderly, mobility disorders)
CNS movement disorders

Rhythmic Weight Shift (RWS) Voluntary control of gait (movement) initiation and timing CNS movement disorders

Weight Bearing Squat (WBS) Active weight bearing symmetry Lower extremity injuries