Computerised posturography test (CPT)

A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT TO SIMULATE BALANCE


HCA UK uses the best in computerised posturography testing to assess balance and guide recovery

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What is a computerised posturography test?

A computerised dynamic posturography (CDP) test is designed to show problems with balance.

At HCA UK, we use the SMART EquiTest System  the gold standard in balance assessment.

You'll be asked to maintain your balance on a moving platform, while the CDP works out how your eyes, inner ear, muscles and joints work to keep you upright. It can also be used to guide your balance, for neurological injuries and for vestibular treatment, following a problem with your inner ear. 

Need to know 

You will be asked to step onto a platform, where you'll be fitted with a safety harness. The platform will start to move and sensors on the platform will measure how well you keep your balance.

You may need to undergo a number of tests. Some may be conducted with your eyes open and closed and others may replicate conditions you face every day. A specialist balance physiotherapist will be with you throughout the test.

No preparation is needed for this test.
The balance physiotherapist will analyse the data from the CDP. They will determine whether your eyes, joint and muscles or inner ear are responsible for your balance problems. Your physiotherapist will use this information, plus additional assessments, to devise a specialised rehabilitation programme.

Our Computerised posturography test (CPT) locations

The Wellington Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

8A Wellington Place NW8 9LE London
The Wellington Hospital Rehabilitation Centre

The Wellington Hospital Rehabilitation Centre

The Wellington Hospital North Building NW8 6PD London
The Wilmslow Hospital

The Wilmslow Hospital

52-54 Alderley Road SK9 1NY Wilmslow
The Christie Private Care

The Christie Private Care

Wilmslow Road M20 4BX Manchester

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.