The elderly and people with balance loss due to neurological diagnoses such as MS, neuropathy, Parkinson’s, CVA, TBI, Vestibular, CP, down syndrome, and those with ataxia among others often have mobility challenges. Motion Therapeutics developed Balance-Based Torso-Weighting (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:
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Introductory Live or Pre-recorded Webinar
Wed. Oct. 29, 7:00 – 9:30pm EDT
Hands on Classes – 2 days, Hands On Lab
Fri., Nov. 14, 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Sat., Nov. 15, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wed. Dec. 3, 7:00pm – 8:00pm EST
Information on accessing the Webinars will be provided after registration.
- Identify ways to measure perceptual and dynamic directional loss
- Recite evidence of weighting applications
- Practice BBTW directional imbalance 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
- Design exercise programs for balance problems using BBTW
- List indications for lumbar orthotics
- Demonstrate strategic weight placement via case studies and volunteer participants
Curry 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.