http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/14/392798128/from-freud-to-possession-a-doctor-faces-psychiatrys-demons

The Dubious History of the Rotational Chair

I have mixed feelings about the following post. For the practitioner, I think it is helpful to understand the history behind some of the techniques we use today. For the patient, I hope they realize that modern rotational chair testing is very well controlled, rarely producing any nausea or distress. One of the first reports…

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Rotational Chair Test -Deconstructed

This week, let’s discuss the rotational chair exam. Rotational chairs are not commonly found in many private offices performing vestibular tests, simply because they are so expensive. There is little discussion of the effectiveness and sensitivity of the rotational chair in helping diagnose patients with vestibular disorders. Many Veterans Administration and Military Hospitals use them…

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