Philadelphia BalanceWear Seminar Information and Registration

seminar-icon-113The elderly and people with balance loss due to neurologica l or orthopedic diagnoses such as MS, neuropathy, Parkinson’s, CVA, TBI, Vestibular, CP, down syndrome, ataxia, and those suffering low back pain among others, often have mobility challenges.

Motion Therapeutics developed Balance-Based Torso-Weight ing (BBTW®), a unique and effective system to effectively assess and treat directional balance loss.

During this class the clinician will learn the static and dynamic assessment tests and weighting strategies to immediately improve a patient’s balance same session.

Participants will have ample opportunity to practice the patented assessment and strategic weighting technology using the BalanceWear Assessment Device.

Location of Hands On Lab:

New College Building
Room 3202
Drexel University
245 N. 15th St., Philadelphia PA 19102

Or download brochure, and register by mail or fax.


Pre-seminar Webinar Orientation
Mon. March 7, 6:30pm – 9:00pm EST

Hands on Classes – 2 days, Hands On Lab
Sat., March 12, 8:30am – 5:30pm EST
(Registration 8:00am – 8:30am EST)

Sat., March 19, 8:30am – 5:30pm EST
(Registration 8:00am – 8:30am EST)

Post Webinar
Tues., March 22, 8:30pm – 9:30pm EST
Information on accessing the Webinars will be provided after registration.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify ways to measure perceptual and dynamic directional loss
  • Recite 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 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



Target Audience

Intermediate level class designed for PT and OT clinicians.

Instructional Ratio

16:1 Max enrollment 16

Continuing Competence/Education Units

Pennsylvania Pending: 15 CEUs
ProCert Pending: PT 19 CCUs in: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia,
Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montanta, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina,Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington DC

Acceptance PT Texas (13.5); North Jersey (14.5); New York, Ohio ( 15)


Cynthia Gibson-Horn PTCynthia Gibson-Horn PT, a graduate of University of Wisconsin, developed BBTW in her in clinical practice. Gibson-Horn sought the help of Dr. Gail Widener PT, PhD and Dr. Rolando Lazaro PT, PhD and Dr. Diane Allen PT, PhD to complete three research projects in Multiple Sclerosis and one in Parkinson’s disease to provide evidence for practice. She has presented (BBTW) research at several International, National and Local meetings. She designed and patented strategic weighting products. She is active in private practice and works for Motion Therapeutics.

Curry Durborow, PTCurry Durborow, PT, DPT, is a graduate of the Drexel University Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences Physical Therapy Program. She received her BS in Kinesiology from Penn State University. Curry has worked for 9 years as a full time physical therapist, first in inpatient rehab, and now in the outpatient department at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, in Malvern, PA. She specializes in the treatment of patients with neurologic and vestibular disorders, and is active in research involving BBTW. She is an adjunct Faculty member at Drexel University, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.