Balance Training

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Benefits

  • Easy, objective measures of balance
  • Instant biofeedback for the patient
  • Unilateral and bilateral training on static or dynamic surface
  • Modes available to encourage weight shifting, proprioception and stabilization with or without perturbations
  • Allows for a safe progression from non-weight bearing to full weight bearing
  • Testing and training modes with applications to graph patient progress
  • High level agility and balance training available for athletes
  • Provides a pre-season screen for athletes to determine pre-disposition for injury or appropriateness to return to sport

Patient Populations

  • Orthopedic patients: ACL, total knee replacement, total hip replacement, sprains, fractures, etc.
  • Athletes: balance assessment, pre & post season screens, concussion screens
  • Neurological patients with balance deficits: CVA, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, MS, SCI or head trauma
  • Spine patients to improve movement strategies and posture
  • Upper extremity patients focusing on stabilization
  • Fall risk patients
  • Amputees
  • Any patient showing a balance deficit

Specified Protocols

  • Total knee replacement
  • Meniscal repair
  • ACL repair (accelerated and delayed rehab)
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • Balance protocol for dancers
  • Fall risk
  • Concussion pre-season screening and post injury testing

Testing and Training Modes

  • Postural stability
  • Limits of stability
  • Weight shifting
  • Maze control
  • Random control
  • Weight bearing
  • Fall risk
  • Athletic single leg
  • Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction and Balance