Directional 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
To be announced.
- 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)
Intermediate level class designed for PT, PTA, OT and AOTA clinicians.
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
Day 2 – Jan 14 2018 8:30 am – 5:30 PM EST