BBTW® Seminar – Springfield, PA

seminar-icon-113Directional balance and postural control loss is evident in the elderly, and in those with orthopedic and neurological conditions. Rehabilitation clinicians focus treatment on improving postural control. During this introductory evi­dence-based course a new assessment and treatment option called Balance-Based Torso-Weighting is offered to direct the clinician to pay attention to directional instability. Stabilizing the torso affects distal mobility in both upper and lower extremities and crosses into both PT and OT specialties. All clinicians depending on their educational level will find the information useful. The PT and OT will utilize the assessment and treatment to improve balance and daily activities as well as manage equipment for the patient. The PTA and OTA while treating the patient can assess the outcome of the weighting and relay informa­tion to the PT or OT on how the patient is responding to their specific treat­ments.

During the class the clinician will learn objective tests to determine both static and reactive control of the torso. The treatment consists of strategically weight­ing the torso to improve balance and mobility. Participants will have ample op­portunity to practice the patented assessment and strategic weighting technolo­gy using the BalanceWear Assessment Device on themselves and then volunteer patients.

Location of Hands On Lab:

Advance Physical and Aquatic Therapy
965 Baltimore Pike
Springfield, PA 19064

Or download brochure, and register by mail or fax.


Pre-seminar Webinar Orientation
Will be emailed to
attendee after registration

Hands on Classes – 2 days
Sat., Jan. 13, 8:00am – 5:30pm EST
Sun., Jan. 14, 8:30am – 5:30pm EST

Post Webinar
To be announced.

Learning Objectives

  • Measure perceptual and dynamic directional loss
  • Recite research evidence of weighting applications
  • Practice BBTW directional static and dynamic assessment
  • Apply strategic weighting according to BBTW
  • Analyze differences in qualitative and quantitative measures with and without BBTW
  • Determine if a patient benefits from rigid vs. soft neuro-sensory device
  • Practice fitment and measurement of balance orthotics
  • Document weight placement and size measurements
  • List indications for lumbar orthotics
  • Demonstrate knowledge of technology on volunteer patients and instructor


$400 (Discount $375 fee with early registration by Dec. 17)

Target Audience

Intermediate level class designed for PT, PTA, OT and AOTA clinicians.

Instructional Ratio

10:1 Max enrollment 10

Continuing Competence/Education Units

Pennsylvania 17 CEU

Hands-On Lab with Patients

Day 1 – Jan 13 2018 8:00 am – 5:30 PM EST
Registration: 8:00 – 8:30

8:30 – 10:00 Lab Directional Balance Assessment
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11 :30 Lab Targeting Sensory Input for Directional Balance Control
11:30 – 12:00 Lab Practice Sensory Versus Rigid LSO
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 – 1 :15 Sitting Perturbation and Strategic Weighting
1:15 – 2:30 Instructor Demonstration with Volunteer Patient
2:30- 3:00 Measurement and Fitment
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:45 Volunteer Patient Lab
4:45 – 5:30 Case Presentations

Day 2 – Jan 14 2018 8:30 am – 5:30 PM EST

8:30 – 9:00 Review and Questions from Day 1
9:00 – 10:30 Volunteer Patient Lab
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Volunteer Patient Lab
12:00 – 12:30 Case Presentations
12:30 – 1 :15 Lunch Break
1 :15 – 2:30 Volunteer Patient Lab
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 4:00 Volunteer Patient Lab
4:00 – 4:30 Case Presentations
4:30 – 5:00 Demonstrate Technique on Instructor and Test
5:00 – 5:30 Questions and Answers