Posturography, what is it and what is it?

Written by: Dr. Jorge Fontenla Coello
Published: | Updated: 21/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The ENT specialists , among other conditions, also treat patients with vertigo. In patients presenting any problem of balance or instability recommend a dynamic posturography to establish the degree of involvement.



Posturography for the treatment of vertigo


Posturography is useful in assessing the stability of the patient and detect possible disorders of balance or dizzy disease; and to establish its possible rehabilitation. Likewise, it is also useful for those with difficulty walking, balancing, weight transfer or for the rehabilitation of ankle, knee, hip or back.

Posturography involves placing the patient on a platform in different conditions: standing with eyes open, eyes closed, with stable or mobile platform. Tests to assess the balance lasting between 20 and 30 minutes.

If used for the treatment of vertigo, sessions last between 30 and 45 minutes. It is recommended to perform at least four sessions, twice a week, vestibular rehabilitation to assess the patient's progress.

For this test no preparation is needed, it should only be barefoot on the platform of posturógrafo as calm as possible.




Vertigo is a disorder of the vestibular system, located within the inner ear, which controls balance and our body posture. The main presenting symptom is the feeling of dizziness both oneself and the environment. Usually also they accompanied by nausea and fainting.

It affects all kinds of people, but usually occurs in children and transient form spontaneously and adults can get to evolve and endure chronically. The causes may be about to suffer some kind of pathology in the inner ear as infections, nerve connecting the ear to the brain or in the brain itself as neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Jorge Fontenla Coello

Prestigious ENT specialist, Dr. Fontenla Coello is an expert in dizziness, vertigo, nasal radiofrequency surgery, deafness or obstructive sleep apnea. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Santiago de Compostela, in addition to specializing in the Pontevedra Provincial General Hospital. He has studied various courses related to the treatment of pathologies linked to otology and Oncology, Otolaryngology Head of Current Clinical Hospital Complex of Pontevedra.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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