Sitting And Standing Balance Assessment Tools In Patients With Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review


  • Gaikwad Stuti N MPT Student, Dept. of Neurophysiotherapy, DVVPF's, College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar
  • Harishchandre Maheshwari A Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurophysiotherapy, DVVPF's, College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar
  • Prof. Dr. Ganvir Suvarna (PhD) Professor and HOD, Dept. of Neurophysiotherapy, DVVPFs, COPT, Ahmednagar



Background: The effectiveness of interventions depend on utility of a specific common set of clinical tools that has ability to assess important clinical outcomes.

Objective: To identify clinical assessment tools for assessing unsupported sitting and standing balance in SCI population.

Methods: PubMed access provided articles with key words “spinal cord injury,” and “balance assessment”. Studies describing measurement of balance in subjects with SCI, were included.

Results: After thorough screening 9 articles showed : 3 clinical scales assessed sitting balance and seated postural control, 1 clinical scale assessed standing function, 4 scale assessed functional mobility, static and dynamic walking balance; one scale assessed risk of fall during walking and 3 sensor based tools were identified.

Conclusion: It was observed that majority studies showed assessment of standing and walking balance; and both clinical performance based and sensor based tools were used for balance assessment.

Key words: balance assessment, spinal cord injury.


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How to Cite

Stuti N , G., Maheshwari A, H., & Suvarna (PhD), P. D. G. (2023). Sitting And Standing Balance Assessment Tools In Patients With Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review. VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 5(1), 20–27.



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