Seminar at University of California, San Francisco

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:

UCSF
513 Parnassus Ave.
Basement Level Room S-22
San Francisco, CA 94134

Or download brochure, and register by mail or fax.

When:

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

Hands on Classes – 2 days
Sat., April 1, 8:00am – 5:30pm PDT
(Registration 8:00am – 8:30am)

Sun., April 2, 8:00am – 5:00pm PDT
(Registration 8:00am – 8:30am)

Post Webinar
April 12, 7:00pm – 8:00pm PST
Information on accessing the Webinars will be provided after registration.

Parking and Directions:

Millberry Union Public Garage at 500 Parnassus Avenue, located across from
the Medical Sciences Building.

From the garage get to Parnassus street level via elevator. Go across the street to 513 Parnassus Medical sciences. Through the doors walk down the hall 40 feet and veer left to the elevators. Take the elevator down to the basement level, go right and then left, and the classroom S-22 will be on your right.

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

Tuition:

$375

Target Audience

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

Instructional Ratio

14:1 Max enrollment 14

Continuing Competence/Education Units

Pennsylvania and Texas PT CEU Pending
ProCert: PT 17 CCUs in: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina,Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

Acceptance PT North Jersey (14.5)

Faculty

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.