The Postural Control System

The Postural Control System

Learn how the visual, vestibular and somatosensory systems work together
These courses are not only helpful for physios but also for other Allied health professionals. I as an Orthotist have learn a lot from it but it definitely needs time to have a good understanding. Although these courses are online but they are equivalent to any full time course if someone really wants to learn something from it.
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Postural control is derived from the co-ordination between the visual, vestibular and somatosensory systems. These 3 systems have very close neurophysiological interactions. If they are not coordinated there may be changes in the bodies postural control system. Problems such as headaches, dizziness, blurry vision, frontal headaches, eye strain and balance problems can occur as a result of this. In this course, you will learn about the 3 postural control systems and how they work together to provide static and dynamic balance.


This short course aims to look at how the visual, vestibular and somatosensory systems process information to provide postural control.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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