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Romberg Test

Overview

  • Asking the patient to close their eyes and stand still eliminates visual and vestibular pathology, making loss of proprioception the most likely pathology.
    • How to Perform

    • Ask the patient to stand still with their heels together. Ask them to close their eyes and stand still for thirty seconds. Stand by to ensure that they do no fall over.
    • Abnormal If

    • Loss of balance.
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