Welcome to Motion Therapeutics, Inc.
Our innovative BalanceWear® technology is indicated for patients with mobility difficulties associated with loss of balance and postural control.
After years of research, this non-invasive, torso-stabilizing BalanceWear vest/garment is available. We developed BalanceWear® to help patients suffering losses of three-dimensional balance, postural control and, alignment, which may be a side effect of a wide variety of neurologic and orthopedic disorders including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Ataxia, Stroke, spinal disc dysfunction, and more.
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Balance, the Foundation of Movement
It’s not until our mobility is lost that we realize what we’ve taken for granted. Please view this video, and our other videos, to learn how BalanceWear® is used as an active therapeutic solution for neurologic and orthopedic balance difficulties including MS, Parkinson’s Disease, Ataxia, Stroke, spinal disc dysfunction and more.
Dr. Gupta Profiles BalanceWear Patient
Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiles a father living with MS and the BalanceWear stabilizing garment he uses to improve steadiness and reduce the risk of falling. Improvement from Ofca’s use of BalanceWear has been profound and it has provided him with newfound confidence in daily living.
Learn about how Balancewear® addresses mobility difficulties:
For Medical Professionals
Explore various clinical and scientific studies on BalanceWear:
Clinicians learn the static and dynamic assessment tests and weighting strategies to immediately improve a patient’s balance same session. Includes pre- and post-event webinars.
Register Online and Get instant access to our pre-webinar to learn the research and evidence behind Balance-Based Torso-Weighting (BBTW) and BalanceWear.
Complete online and virtual live training is now available for you to become a certified BalanceWear provider.
Click here to download the flyer. This training is credited with 21.75 CEU (2.175 CCU).
If you are interested in in-person training and/or if you want to host a class, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patient Testimonials and BalanceWear Reviews
Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patient Success Story with BalanceWear® Vest – Interview
In this interview, Cynthia Gibson-Horn, PT (CEO of Motion Therapeutics Inc., and Inventor of BalanceWear Vest) talks with a patient Marty and his wife Josie about their success story with BalanceWear Vest for more than 4 years. Here’s the link to the first blog we had about Marty: https://www.motiontherapeutics.com/martys-balancewear-success-story/ In this video, you will learn: …
Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patient Success Story with BalanceWear® Vest – InterviewRead More
BalanceWear® a Weighted Vest for Ataxia
“As a person with spinocerebellar ataxia, a progressive, debilitating neurologic disease, the BalanceWear vest has been instrumental in helping me improve my daily life. The strategically weighted vest offers a counterbalancing system and with the assistance of the vest, I am able to perform everyday tasks with increased confidence. Walking, particularly on stairs or uneven …
Anne Recovers from Cerebellar Stroke with BalanceWear and she was able to run 11 miles!
Anne is 43-year old woman who suffered from a cerebellar stroke. Anne was admitted to Community Hospital in Fresno January 3, 2020. Anne is out five-months from her stroke and is doing well. In fact, she is running again. With BalanceWear she is recovering from it and she said, “As a long-distance runner, my first thought …
Anne Recovers from Cerebellar Stroke with BalanceWear and she was able to run 11 miles!Read More
Essential worker continues working with the help of BalanceWear
Barbara has a stroke but with the help of her therapist and BalanceWear, she was able to continue working. How long ago was your stroke? In June of 2018 I noticed a severe headache. My doctor sent me for a CAT scan which revealed a bleed in the cerebellar area. I ended up having surgery …
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It allows me to do a 3 mile walk every day. – Darlene, A Patient Success from Aneurysm with BalanceWear Vest
It’s National Stroke Awareness Month. I spoke to Darlene to get an update on how she was doing. Back in 2017 she was recovering from an aneurysm/ bleed in her cerebellum. You can see Darlene and Nathalie her therapist’s information from back in 2017. She was starting to run before she was discharged. It has …
It allows me to do a 3 mile walk every day. – Darlene, A Patient Success from Aneurysm with BalanceWear VestRead More
No More Back Pains with The Help of BalanceWear Vest – Helene Green from ACTS Senior Living Edgewater
“The BalanceWear® Vest is wonderful!” In this interview I will share with you how Helene Green from ACTS Senior Living Edgewater at Boca Pointe was able to recover from back pains for many years with the help of BalanceWear while it also helps her to feel grounded and keeping her balance. I had heard from …
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A Transverse Myelitis Patients’ Success with BalanceWear Vest: “I do not need my cane; I never lose my balance and have more energy and freedom to live my busy life.”
In March, Lucrecia Johnson, a 74year-old who works at their Goodyear tire shop in Clarendon, PA contacted Motion Therapeutics to let us know her story and express thanks for the invention of BalanceWear. Kudo’s! Lucrecia reported, “In the beginning of September 2019, I saw an orthopedic doctor due to funny feelings in MY feet. They …
A Transverse Myelitis Patients’ Success with BalanceWear Vest: “I do not need my cane; I never lose my balance and have more energy and freedom to live my busy life.”Read More
Concussion Success Story with BalanceWear Vest- Ashley D
“Your invention of the BalanceWear is worth its weight in gold”. She was glad that her personal therapist discovered BalanceWear and she shares the good news about it with her family, friends, and relatives how the BalanceWear vest makes her feel good all the time.
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Agnes is a retired school teacher with multiple sclerosis who researches the internet to find ways to help herself. She recently learned about BalanceWear. She contacted Motion Therapeutics and was given five contacts to go to and have a BalanceWear assessment. She went to Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation for a BalanceWear assessment and …
Recovering from a Cerebellum Embolism with BalanceWear and a great PT!
Darlene shares her story of the past 6 months since developing a right posterior inferior cerebellar artery embolism in March 2017 with a subsequent bleed in June 2017.
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Woody H. Interview
Woody was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy 8 years ago, when he was 72 years old. In addition to causing progressively worsening pain in his feet, the condition caused his balance and mobility to decline. He was skeptical about BalanceWear when he first heard about it, making him all the more amazed when he tried the …
Marty’s BalanceWear success story
Marty lived with multiple sclerosis for almost two decades before finding BalanceWear. He told us that nowadays BalanceWear makes him feel like he hardly has MS at all. When did your doctor diagnose you with MS? I was diagnosed in 1998. Before then, I avoided all the testing, even though I knew something was wrong. …
I Can Now Walk Without a Cane or Walker and Stand for Longer Periods of Time
A letter from a BalanceWear® user provides this description of better balance and a resumption of many normal everyday activities: I don’t know if you remember me, this is Cindy from Virginia. I wanted to touch base with you since receiving my BalanceWear® vest on December 15, 2015. I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting MS …
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Terry, A Patient Success Story: From Wheelchair to Freedom – [Video]
Terry Hayes from Fort Meyers, Florida has quite a story. Terry contacted Motion Therapeutics in July of 2013. Terry had a diagnosis of cerebellar degeneration. She was discharged from physical therapy because she was not making progress. Her doctor told her she would remain in the wheelchair for life. Terry did not want to accept …
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Reducing Tremors, and Improving Gait, and Balance
I pastored three churches before my 1994 disabling head and neck injury which compromised my memory, left-side strength and dexterity, balance, speech, word finding, eye tracking, double vision, proprioception/knowing/feeling where the floor is beneath my feet, and how things move around me when I move my head (vestibular). The worst of my injury is a …
Bringing More Balance Into An Active Lifestyle
I’m an active 69-year-old woman who was diagnosed in 2008 with a “significant (25%) relative loss of peripheral vestibular sensitivity in the right inner ear labyrinth … ” The imbalance I felt didn’t get in the way of my enjoying a wide range of activities – hiking, biking, walking, yoga, Zumba and rowing, but I …
Susan Experiences Less Falling, Now Walking Longer Distances
I have had primary progressive MS diagnosed for 3 years. Before BalanceWear I could only walk 2 sides of a city block with my walking sticks. With BalanceWear my balance is much better, so I can walk longer distances, walk more quickly, and do not get tired as fast. With my walking sticks and BalanceWear …
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Help with Balance and other Symptoms Such as Handwriting
Cindy- I’m very excited to receive my personal BalanceWear. It not only helps my balance but other symptoms as well, such as handwriting! Thanks you so much for helping people with Ataxia and other neurological disabilities. I also experienced residual effects when I took BalanceWear off! Stan- The results achieved with Cindy’s initial weight assessment …
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Walking Less with Cane, and Swinging Arms More Freely
So far, the vest is working out great! I LOVE it!!! I’ve been wearing it 2 hours each day (per Polly my therapist). I wore it out to dinner with Stan for the 1st time last evening. I took my cane as a safety measure, but didn’t have to constantly rely on it! When my …
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Patient Travels From UK in Search of Better Mobility
Cindy Horn is a national treasure! Her commitment to helping individuals with MS, Ataxia, Stroke etc is apparent as soon as you speak to her. After my initial contact with Motion Therapeutics, I emailed, and then spoke to Cindy to discuss my suitability for the Motion Wear product. Subsequently, I travelled out to San Francisco …
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Mother’s Outlook on Life Now Hopeful
My mother, Dawn, attended last night’s “seminar/fitting” in Berkeley. I just want to sincerely thank you for the bottom of my heart because I have not heard her as happy and hopeful about leading a normal life, both physically and emotionally! I am so grateful to you and your team for helping those in our …
Renewed Sense of Dignity
For the first time in years, I feel that I have dignity! I am once again able to stand and walk. I am thankful for this vest making a dream a reality. Gail from Detroit
Less Concentration Needed to Prevent Stumbling or Losing Balance
I go to the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice in NYC for treatment , MRI’s etc… I see Dr. Andrew Slyvester MD. and Dr. Stephen Kanter, PT, DPT, ATC. I was blessed by having the opportunity to put on the BalanceWear Assessment Device to aid in walking. I could not believe how much better I …
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spinocerebellar ataxia 6 (SCA): Improvement with Extreme Vertigo Symptoms using BalanceWear Vest
Rolynn, Patient with SCA-6 Same Day Changes in Dizziness using BalanceWear The extreme vertigo that I have experienced when laying straight back along with rapid and uncontrolled eye movement has improved dramatically. With the vest on, I am back to where I was 10 years ago, with only a slight sensation of movement and very …
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Walking Without My Cane
I have MS and have used the BalanceWear vest for the last four months. It has made a tremendous difference in my life as I can now walk without my cane. I am walking more than I had using my cane and so am increasing strength and decreasing my possibility for Osteoporosis. I am going …
Wearing BalanceWear 8 Hours per Day
Just wanted to give you an update on Steph. She has been doing very well wearing BalanceWear. She has been wearing it for about 8 hrs. a day and it is working great. She had her MS meeting yesterday, and I wish You could have seen everyone’s reaction to her walking. It was very exciting. …
The balance vest is beautiful and I love it. It helps me to balance better and I will use it all the time for better balance. Thank you so very much for this vest. Audrey Robinson
Now I Can Get Down to the Ground and Play with My Daughter
I wear the vest every day to work under my dress shirt. My daughter loves the vest because it allows me to get down to the ground and play with her! She asks me to put the vest on if I am not wearing it. Don New York City
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Improvement on Day 1
I have MS, the Primary Progressive kind and was slipping deeper and deeper into canes, walkers, wheelchairs, and scooters or just moving. Not a pleasant thing. I thought there was nothing either developed or invented that could really help. HOW WRONG I WAS. This is my first day wearing one. All I can say is …
Help for 4-Year-Old Boy with Low Muscle Tone and Balance Difficulties
Eric is a 4 and one-half, year old boy with very low muscle tone and has extreme difficulty with balance and core strength. Having Eric wear the BalanceWear Vest has shown instant results and changes. On day one, Eric was able climb stairs one step after another on his own for the first time in …
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Better Quality of Life After Degenerative Disc Disease
I had three surgeries for degenerative disc disease over the past two years. Prior to the last surgery a year ago I was falling twice a week. The past two years I have been in considerable pain and taking quite a bit of medicine. I even tried acupuncture. The first day I received the BalanceWear …
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Using BBTW to Address Post Myelogram Complication
In late 2009, my sister and I took my Mother to San Francisco be checked out to see if she could benefit from a BalanceWear vest. My mother received a bad myelogram in March 2003 which affected her spinal nerve and caused her to lose her balance, confidence walking and overall attitude about life. I …
Walking Fluidly and Freely Again
A miracle happened! I could actually walk fluidly and freely again. Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis for many years and with no real hope in sight, I was fitted with an orthotic belt with strategically placed weights. Immediately the need to think about instructing myself to put one foot in front of the other just to …
Re-establishing Center of Gravity for Steadier Gait
I have been battling MS for more than 8 years. During the last four years or so my condition has actually been slowly improving. I have spent every day on long walks, in physical therapy, working on a Pilates reformer, and engaging in other exercises and physical activities. Despite this effort to build and maintain …
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