Balance Grading

Balance Grading

Static Sitting Balance:

Able to maintain sitting balance against max resistance

Normal
Static Sitting Balance:

Able to maintain balance against moderate resistance

Good
Static Sitting Balance:

Accepts minimal resistance

Good-/Fair+
Static Sitting Balance:

Able to sit unsupported w/o balance loss and w/o UE support

Fair
Static Sitting Balance:

Able to maintain static balance w/UE support

Fair –
Static Sitting Balance:

Able to maintain with minimum assistance from individual or chair

Poor +
Static Sitting Balance:

Unable to maintain static sitting balance w/o mod/max support from individual or chair

Poor
Dynamic Sitting Balance:

Able to sit unsupported. Able to wt shift & cross midline max

Normal
Dynamic Sitting Balance:

Able to sit unsupported. Able to wt shift & cross midline mod

Good
Dynamic Sitting Balance:

Able to sit unsupported. Able to wt shift & cross midline min

Good – / Fair +
Dynamic Sitting Balance:

Able to sit unsupported. Min wt shift ipsilaterally front, difficult across midline

Fair
Dynamic Sitting Balance:

Able to sit unsupported. Reach to ipsilateral side. Unable to wt shift

Fair –
Dynamic Sitting Balance:

Able to sit supported w/min A & reach to ipsilateral side. Unable to wt shift

Poor +
Dynamic Sitting Balance:

Able to sit supported w/mod A & reach to ipsilateral/front. Unable to wt shift and cross midline

Poor
Static Standing Balance:

Able to maintain standing balance against max resistance

Normal
Static Standing Balance:

Able to maintain standing balance against mod resistance

Good
Static Standing Balance:

Able to maintain standing balance against min resistance

Good -/Fair +
Static Standing Balance:

Able to stand unsupported w/o UE support w/o balance loss for 1-2 min

Fair
Static Standing Balance:

Requires min A or UE support in order to stand w/o balance loss

Fair –
Static Standing Balance:

Requires mod A and UE support in order to stand w/o balance loss

Poor +
Static Standing Balance:

Requires max A and UE support in order to stand w/o balance loss

Poor
Dynamic Standing Balance:

Stand unsupported. Able to weight shift & cross midline w/max resistance

Normal
Dynamic Standing Balance:

Stand unsupported. Able to weight shift & cross midline w/mod resistance

Good
Dynamic Standing Balance:

Stand unsupported. Able to weight shift & cross midline w/min resistance

Good – / Fair +
Dynamic Standing Balance:

Stand weight shift & reach ipsilateral. Difficulty crossing midline w/o LOB

Fair
Dynamic Standing Balance

Able to stand w/cue & reach ipsilateral, unable to wt shift

Fair –
Dynamic Standing Balance

Able to stand w/min A & reach ipsilateral, unable to weight shift

Poor +
Dynamic Standing Balance

Able to stand w/mod A & minimally reach ipsilateral, unable to weight shift or cross midline

Poor