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Here is a quick mnemonic “DYNAMIC STATE to remember about Balance Physiology

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Balance Physiology: How To Remember Easily ?

  • D – Dynamic Balance is the ability to maintain equilibrium
  • Y – You must control your center of mass with respect to lower extremities, gravity, and the support surface.
  • N – Neurological inputs from cerebellar, vestibular, and somatosensory systems are required to maintain upright posture.
  • A – Anatomic representation of these responses is not well understood.
  • M – Failure can occur at any level and presents as difficulty maintaining posture while standing and walking.
  • I – Imbalance can be differentiated by history and physical examination.
  • C – Cerebellar ataxia may result in impaired balance without complaints of dizziness.
  • S – Signs of cerebellar dysfunction are often observed during neurological examination.
  • T – The progression of neurodegenerative ataxia is measured by the loss of stable ambulation.
  • A – Again vestibular disorders have symptoms and signs related to vertigo, nystagmus, and impaired standing balance.
  • T – Testing is available to investigate vestibular deficits.
  • E -Essentially somatosensory deficits contribute to imbalance and falls.


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